Anna Fulton, MPH
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern, Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation, and Outreach (SAEO) Division, Office of Program, Planning, and Policy (P3), Bureau for Global Health (GH)
United States Agency for International Development via Global Health Fellows Program II
Anna recently graduated with a Master of Public Health degree with a focus in epidemiology from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Georgia State University. Before graduate school, she served for a year as a member of AmeriCorps State and National where she coordinated medical volunteers for a charitable health clinic serving Metropolitan Atlanta. During graduate school, Anna worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, where she provided technical and logistical support for a pilot project aiming to improve health outcomes relating to hepatitis B virus, anemia, and parasitic disease for Burmese refugees resettling to the U.S. Through this position, Anna traveled to Thailand for 3 months where she collaborated with the CDC, the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, and Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale to conduct an evaluation of an oral cholera vaccine campaign and to manage a data verification census in a refugee camp along the Thai/Burma border. Anna also conducted research for her master’s thesis on hepatitis B immunity among Cuban refugees. She is passionate about applying technology to global health issues in order to develop innovative, sustainable, and capacity-building solutions. She especially enjoys using GIS software to make maps and analyze geospatial data and is excited to learn how these techniques are being applied in USAID projects.