Ms. Bruce is currently working as a Research Assistant for the Malaria Project, at the School of Public Health (SPH), University of Ghana, where she completed her B.Sc. studies in Nutrition and Biochemistry. Ms. Bruce has research experience in the measurement and analysis of data on nutrition and health, diagnosis of Malaria infection, and monitoring anti-malaria treatments. She has also held key positions of trust with Church organizations.

Ms. Bruce’s interest in research ethics also stems from her experiences with the malaria project she works on. She realized that when dealing with communities, individuals, and their blood samples, many ethical concerns arise that do not necessarily have direct and easy solutions. She also attends meetings where MPH students present their project proposals. At one such meeting, she found herself dissatisfied with how conclusions were drawn over critical ethical dilemmas.

Ms. Bruce’s future goals in research ethics include being a public health researcher, lecturer, and coordinator of activities in health-based institutions in a morally upright manner.

Ms. Bruce hopes that the JHU-Fogarty African Bioethics training program will give her the necessary skills to provide expert advice on bioethical issues arising from projects implemented by the SPH, and to serve as a peer trainer in the field of ethics for her colleagues and students at the university.

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