Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Access to Affordable Medicines for the Poor in India

Background and Problem Statement In India, healthcare costs account for 73% of the average citizen’s monthly expenditure. Seventy-seven percent of these healthcare expenses are specifically on drugs and medicines. The medicines that are absolutely essential have become simply unaffordable and inaccessible for the country’s poorest, who are also the most …

Community Capacity Building and Asset Mapping in Kashongi, Uganda

This research study was conducted between June and August 2011 in Kashongi, Western Uganda.  The purpose of this study was to research a certain population, Traditional Birth Attendants, investigate their practices and suggest a way that partnership between Progressive Health Partnership and TBAs could be achieved, in an efficient and …

Engaging Parents: Barriers and Opportunities

Primary Research Question: Epstein defines the six types of parental involvement as: parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making and collaborating with the community. BELL specifically seeks to learn how to improve communicating and learning at home. Communicating relates to school to home and home to school communication about …

Somewhere Down the Way: The Marion County Oral History Project

When I first had the idea of doing an oral history project in Marion County, many of the people that I told about it were somewhat skeptical. They weren’t sure if I could get people to talk to me, they weren’t sure if I would find interesting stories, and they …

Volunteering Recruitment Report

Volunteers can serve as incredibly beneficial and supportive members of Libelula if they are given the professional guidance to flourish within the administration. With the understanding that volunteer contribution is directly linked to the strength of an organization’s structure and support base, this report has been gathered. The following report …

Culture Clash: How Resettled Refugees See Their New Life

Through the auspices of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and the Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Durham/RTP area has played an instrumental role in providing a home for newly resettled refugees from many areas including Iraq, Sudan and Bhutan.  These refugees are typically …