OWU professor earns third Fulbright Scholar Award

OWU professor earns third Fulbright Scholar Award

Randolph Quaye, professor and co-chair of the Division of Africana, Gender, and Identification Research at Ohio Wesleyan College, has been awarded his third Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct well being care analysis in Tanzania, East Africa, in the course of the 2023-2024 educational 12 months.

“The aim is to research the significance of home-based care in delivering anti-retroviral (ART) to folks with HIV in Tanzania,” mentioned Quaye, Ph.D., who additionally earned extremely aggressive Fulbright Scholarships in 2011 and 2017.

“Analysis into self-management of HIV underneath ART in Africa has tended to focus solely on adherence to remedy,” mentioned Quaye, a member of the Ohio Wesleyan school since 2004. “Comparatively little analysis has centered on how well being care suppliers’ attitudes and the alternatives they supplied has impacted self-management by customers of well being care companies.”

In an effort to increase companies to HIV sufferers in Tanzania, Quaye’s new Fulbright-funded analysis will discover whether or not contaminated people, particularly those that routinely go to ART clinics, could be extra prepared to obtain anti-retroviral at residence.

“A golden thread operating by way of my works is an emphasis on coverage initiatives that may enhance the well being standing of weak populations,” mentioned Quaye, a skilled medical sociologist. “In an more and more interdependent world, cross-national experiences with different well being supply choices provide a wealthy subject for evaluation.”

Throughout his 12 months in East Africa, Quaye will contribute to the Grasp of Public Well being program on the College of Dar Es Salaam by educating programs on international well being, well being care disparities throughout the lifespan, well being techniques, and well being coverage throughout the broader theme of sociology of well being and sickness.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Quaye additionally serves as director of the OWU in Tanzania semester-abroad program and has expertise directing worldwide packages in Kenya and Zimbabwe in addition to Tanzania. He’s the writer of books together with “Current Reforms within the Swedish Well being Care System: Implications for the Swedish Welfare State” and “African Individuals’ Well being Care Practices, Views, and Wants.”

Quaye earned his bachelor’s diploma from the College of Ghana, grasp’s diploma from Acadia College (Canada), and doctorate from Northeastern College in Boston.

Be taught extra about Quaye and Ohio Wesleyan’s Division of Africana, Gender, and Identification Research at www.owu.edu/AGIS. Be taught extra concerning the college’s OWU in Tanzania program at www.owu.edu/Tanzania.

Concerning the Fulbright Program

Since its institution in 1946 by Congress, the Fulbright Program has given greater than 400,000 college students, students, lecturers, artists, and scientists the chance to check, train and conduct analysis, alternate concepts, and contribute to discovering options to shared worldwide issues. In keeping with this system, its 400,000 alumni embody 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and hundreds of leaders and world-renowned specialists in academia and plenty of different fields throughout the non-public, public, and nonprofit sectors. Be taught extra at https://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

Submitted by Ohio Wesleyan College.

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