Claire Constance has more than four years of training in mixed-methods public health research. Claire has developed early childhood development curriculum for nurses in South Africa, conducted legislative needs assessments for European governments struggling to incorporate migrants and refugees into their health care systems, and designed surveys to measure perceptions of access to health care for homeless persons in Charlottesville, VA. As a researcher for Fors Marsh Group, Claire supports health-focused research across the entire Communication Research team portfolio.
Claire has presented her research at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference and the International Conference of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Venda, South Africa. For her research over the past few years, Claire has received the following University of Virginia affiliated awards: the Raven Society Research Fellowship, the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation Grant, the Center for Global Health Scholar Award, the Jefferson Public Citizens Award, and the Jefferson Trust Grant.
Before joining Fors Marsh Group, Claire managed the student branch of the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Health and directed the Health Outreach and Practical Education (HOPE) project, a student initiative to conduct diabetes screening and education events in Charlottesville, VA. Claire holds a Master of Public Health and a B.A. in Global Public Health from the University of Virginia.