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Examples of ILE Projects

These are examples of the Integrative Learning Experiences (ILEs) of Dornsife students in 2019.

Through ILEs students gain practical skills and career experience at some of the leading public health organizations in the Philadelphia region. Others work closely with Dornsife faculty.

Community Health and Prevention ILEs

  • Exploring provider practices and approaches on breastfeeding among HIV positive women with Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • Identifying women's identity perception of calling themselves a cancer survivor and how this may influence quality of life with Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Developing a formative survey to assess neighborhood gentrification with Urban Health Collaborative
  • Conducting a client satisfaction survey of family planning clinics focused on equalizing access to sexual and reproductive health care for teens with AccessMatters
  • Measuring the impact of an Overdose Prevention Site in Kensington in response to the overdose crisis with Dornsife SPH faculty

Environmental and Occupational Health ILEs

  • Monitoring air quality across Philadelphia with Dornsife SPH faculty
  • Conducting a literature review of long-haul trucker health and developing a prototype for a risk assessment tool with Dornsife SPH faculty
  • Identifying and classifying environmental exposures using GIS with the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Analyzing exposures and pollutants of greatest risk to children's and adults' health with the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Developing and testing a pandemic influena response plan for the effective coordination of a response with Chester County Health Department

Epidemiology ILEs

  • Exploring the effect of fish intake on the development of autistic traits with A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
  • Examining invasive Salmonellosis cases in rural vs urban counties in Pennsylvania with Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Investigating the association between household income and car seat use on airplanes with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Examining cases caused by Legionella outbreaks due to various building characteristics with Drexel University College of Engineering
  • Analyzing spatial data of alcohol outlets and their correlation to alcohol consumption with Dornsife SPH faculty

Health Management and Policy ILEs

  • Optimizing functionality and usability of electronic medical record system at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Improving maternal and child health on a global scale with Foundation for the Medical Relief of Children
  • Evaluating the implementation of a vaccine policy change for school immunizations at Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Researching and comparing community referral sites at HealthShare Exchange
  • Improving patient safety and quality of services at Wills Eye Hospital