Pragati Ghimire-Aryal is a medical and public health professional with over ten years of experience in medicine, public health education and promotion, public health program design and evaluation, human development, women empowerment, health and quality of life outcome evaluation, public health research methods, healthcare data analysis. As senior director of community analytics and evaluation, she evaluates the effectiveness of community based programs that address social determinants of health; design and evaluate program pilots to assess the impact of addressing unmet social needs like healthy food access, transportation, housing etc. in the overall well-being of the individuals, healthcare utilization and costs, etc She has experience working in China, Nepal and the United States and is fluent in five languages. She has a medical degree from Fudan University School of Medicine (Shanghai, China) and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
She is currently also pursuing a doctoral student in Public Health (Epidemiology) at University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She has also created research opportunities and collaborations between USF and institutions in Nepal and intends to continue her efforts long term.
In her free time, she likes to cook different cuisines, watch movies and documentaries in different languages, travel etc. She is also involved in a few organizations/associations and likes to mentor new immigrants and foreign students in the US, high school/college students both in the US and in Nepal.
Linda E. Lucas received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii and taught economics and women's studies in multiple universities around the world including Thammasat in Bangkok, Instituto Autonimo de Mexico (Mexico City), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), Eckerd College, University of South Florida and University of Notre Dame. She has published extensively in her fields including Unpacking Globalization: Markets, Gender and Work (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. Linda has served as a Fulbright Professor of Economics in Mexico and Uganda; a Fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu; a Visiting Scholar at Thailand Development Research Institute. She is Professor Emerita of Economics at Eckerd College and Retired Assistant Dean of Special Projects in the Honors College at the University of South Florida (Tampa). She is a founding member of the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Allison Quatrini is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Global Affairs at Eckerd College. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her research interests focus on China, specifically its authoritarian state, and the politics of festivals and holidays. She is also interested in interpretive research methodology and the role of field-work in Political Science. Allison's research has been funded by the David I. Boren Fellowship, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GWU, and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at GWU.
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