Paula Tavrow, associate adjunct professor of community health sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the University of California Global Health Institute.

The 18-month grant will allow Tavrow and her colleagues to implement a monitoring system to track the prevalence of campus sexual assault and rape, as well as to test the feasibility of creating low-cost prevention and victim support programs at a large public university in Kenya.

Tavrow’s work focuses on adolescent reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa, community-based approaches to improve women and children's health in sub-Saharan Africa and performance of health providers in under-resourced clinics and hospitals. She is the recipient of the faculty/practitioner award for the 2017 Reflection in Global Health essay contest.

Read the full story on the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health website.