Samantha Perry ’18 and Cynthia Fair publish Lumen Scholar research in Uganda with international research team

The recent Elon graduate’s research on Village Health Teams was published in BMC Health Services Research.

Research conducted by Samantha Perry ’18 in partnership with Professor Cynthia Fair has been published in the journal BMC Health Services Research.

Samantha Perry ’18, left, and Professor Cynthia Fair

Perry, an Elon College Fellow, Lumen Scholar and human service studies major, collaborated with Sahai Burrowes from Touro University, Sarah Jane Holcombe from University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Kalyesubula of the University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

Under the mentorship of Cynthia Fair, Watts-Thompson professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Studies, Perry studied how Village Health Team workers in rural Uganda manage their different roles as seek to offer quality care to their own communities. The article titled “Outsiders, insiders, and intermediaries: Village health teams’ negotiation of roles to provide high quality sexual, reproductive and HIV care in Nakaseke, Uganda” was published in BMC Health Services Research this month.

Perry is currently completing her master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.