Student NameYui Fujii
Faculty Mentor NameMarit Østebø
CollegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MajorAnthropology & Public Health
MinorJapanese
Research InterestsDisease, Public Health, Human Behavior
Academic AwardsAnnual Boca Grande Woman’s Club 2017 - Current; Annual Lemon Bay Scholarship 2017 - Current; Annual Kiwanis Foundation 2017 - Current; Dean's List 2017 - Current
OrganizationsUndergraduate Public Health Association; Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society; Public Health & Health Science LEAP
VolunteeringHealth Street C.A.M.E.O Program; Sickle Cell Disease Association; 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Hobbies and InterestsGolf, Reading, Research, Japanese Media Culture

Why I got involved in research:

Research was something I wanted to do and experience for a long time and after finding a research topic that resonated with me I was pretty much invested on doing the work from the start.

Research Project

The social life of epidemiological models – Identifying the strengths and limitations as well as the use of epidemiological models to create policy

This study seeks to understand the use of models in epidemiology by identifying their development process as well as their strengths and limitations. The study will also address models in other disciplines to compare and contrast to factors involved in creating models in epidemiology.