Ligia Paina

International Studies with European Studies concentration; minor in Cell and Molecular Biology; member of Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. candidate, International Health Systems, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
In a nutshell, what do you do?
Health systems research with a focus on improving population health in low- and middle-income countries. My own research, in Uganda, aims to contribute evidence on improving access to quality healthcare services in government facilities, by focusing on optimizing health workforce management.
Why do you love what you do?
Research on health systems is exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding. Working abroad, I have the privilege to learn from and collaborate with wonderful colleagues, and also to satisfy my love for travel and adventure.
How did Albion help you get there?
My Albion education gave me a taste for research through the FURSCA program and a supportive environment to grow and gain the skills I needed for the next steps in my career.
For me, Albion ...
... will always hold a special place in my heart as the place where I got an excellent education and made lifelong friends.

Take It Further: International Studies, Biology, Honors Program, FURSCA