2021 Fulbright Scholar
Shakeyrah Elmore has earned a Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship to do research at the University of the West Indies Caribbean Institute for Health Research in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a graduate student in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS).
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.
“My research will employ qualitative research methods to explore the lived experiences of postpartum depression in Jamaican women. By God's grace, I am deeply honored to receive this award and join an alumnus of thousands of individuals who changed the world in extraordinary ways. I am humbled to be part of such distinction and to conduct global health equity research."
Shakeyrah holds a master of science and a bachelor of science from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a McNair Scholar.
Dr. Muriel Harris, SPHIS associate professor and Fulbright alumna; Dr. Aishia Brown, SPHIS associate professor; and Dr. Jelani Kerr, SPHIS associate professor.