Global Affairs major and Global Health Scholar Jude Alawa ’19 has published an article in the Journal of Cancer Education. The paper, titled “Cancer Awareness and Barriers to Medical Treatment Among Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Citizens in Lebanon,” draws from research undertaken by Alawa over the past two years under the supervision of Dr. Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health.
Alawa is from Miami, Florida by way of Damascus, Syria and is interested in the intersection between medicine and international affairs, especially in conflict and post-conflict zones. Alawa recognizes the potential for targeted humanitarian interventions, and he hopes to study and craft effective measures to increase access to health care and medical technology in marginalized and developing communities. At Yale, he is active in the Yale International Relations Association (YIRA), Yale Rotaract, Instrumental Connection, and as a research assistant at the Yale Medical School.
Alawa continues to work with partners in the field to develop cancer prevention programs in health clinics for underserved populations and refugees.