Jonathan is completing a MPH in Epidemiology, with a focus on Global Health, and a Ph.D. in Sociology, with a focus on Biodemography, at the University of Washington. He is currently a Fulbright Fellow, conducting field research in Cambodia for his dissertation, which investigates intergenerational effects of the Khmer Rouge genocide on child health and development. For this project, Jonathan is working in close collaboration with the Mekong Integrated Population Registration Areas of Cambodia (MIPRAoC) project and the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia. Prior experience includes facilitating international development/public health projects in Cambodia and Thailand and assisting victims of human trafficking from Southeast Asia. He maintains his love of Southeast Asian languages with regular study of Khmer, Indonesian, and Thai and is a seven time Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow.
Working with multidisciplinary teams of faculty and students as a research assistant with the START Center offered invaluable experience working on projects of immediate importance and application while obtaining excellent mentoring and training. I'm confident that looking back, I will see my experience with START as a trajectory changing moment in my career.