Zainab IsmailStudent | United Kingdom
MSc Demography & HealthContact Zainab Ismail
Prior to LSHTM, I studied for a BSc in Biological Anthropology from Durham University. During my undergraduate studies I was able to pursue various research opportunities in public health and medicine in order to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of health through different fields such as anthropology, history and policy. I completed a project on the epidemiological transition which is initially what sparked my interest in population studies.
Research interests or career goals
My research interests lie in the determinants of mortality and the epidemiological transition in developing countries and the interplay between tradition, values and development/ideas in shaping demographic behaviour.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
I chose the MSc Demography & Health as I wanted to pursue a degree that would not only develop my previous interest in this field but would also equip me with the necessary social research tools as well as statistical and epidemiological knowledge required in public health. The course exemplifies a multidisciplinary master which covers a wide range of topics varying from anthropology to mathematical modelling and social perspectives which is exactly what I was looking for.
I chose to study at LSHTM for its world-renowned status and for being a top leading university giving access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise. As well as its international presence, I also chose this institute for its global collaborative ethos and networking potential.