Nicole Gathany '11

I graduated from Duke in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in ICS and completed my fieldwork for my ICS Senior Honors thesis in Nigeria, where I studied spiritual warfare and healing among Yoruba Charismatic and Pentecostal Christians.  ICS gives its students a unique set of comparative-analytical and cultural competency skills. While completing my fieldwork in Nigeria, I used the skills I gained in ICS and discovered (albeit by accident) how a nation's agricultural and trading policies affect eating behaviors and therefore the health of its citizens. This sparked my interests in health policy and management in public health, and I am now pursuing a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Nicole Gathany '11
Master's student of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University