We are a team of researchers passionate about tackling health disparities for child farmworkers in US settings. Through the Translating Evidence to Care for Child Farmworkers project, we study how the combination of a rapid review with complex systems research, in this instance, community-based system dynamics, can inform social policies and reduce occupational hazards for child farmworkers.
Ebuwa is a Master’s Research Fellow and dual degree candidate in the Master of Public Health and Master of Social Policy programs at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), supporting domestic and international public health and policy research with the Social System Design Lab and Prevention Research Center. Believing health to be a human right, her research interests are in the application of complex systems approaches to policies and partnerships which secure good health for all, particularly in low-resource settings.
In her capacity as a 2021 Fellow of the Clinton Global Initiative University, she leads the Translating Evidence to Care for Child Farmworkers project, managing project deliverables, building rapid review frameworks, designing and implementing research tools, developing key partnerships and co-authoring technical products.
Additionally, this summer, Ebuwa lends expertise with MedAditus, a non-profit advancing access to essential medicines, by developing evidence-driven benchmarks, analyzing health policies and operational models in a dozen sub-Saharan African countries, leveraging mixed-methods research and robust industry frameworks to inform partnership strategy and finance in-country operations.
Six years ago, she transitioned from clinical medical practice in Nigeria and has since amassed progressive research and policy experience in environmental health, agriculture, global health security and health systems strengthening programs with public-private partnerships, local and international nonprofits. She is an alumna of the Global Health Corps Fellowship, which mobilizes young global health leaders to advance health equity, and has held multiple leadership positions within and without WUSTL. She is a Brown School Peer Mentor and also co-chairs the Cells to Society Journal Club, which supports technical writing and technical presentation with Masters-level graduate students using peer-review methods.
Julian Schriedel is a Research Assistant for the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, an intern for the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance (RDA), and a Fellow with the Clinton Global Initiative University. As a Fellow, Julian assists her colleague Ebuwa with the Translating Evidence to Care for Child Farmworkers project. She is responsible for reviewing literature, designing and implementing research tools, and tracking child farmworker legislation. Ebuwa and Julian intend to publish a manuscript of their findings and provide policy recommendations to practitioners.
Julian has a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Saint Louis University and an MSW/MSP from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Julian has an academic background in soil ecology and agriculture, social policy advocacy and reform, community-based system dynamics, and community social and economic development.
A St. Louis native, Julian has worked with nonprofits in the St. Louis community for almost 10 years in the areas of mental health, intimate partner violence, conservation, disaster response, and youth services. This summer, Julian is excited to be interning with the RDA, an organization dedicated to building shared data networks to better inform service providers, helping to design a local data infrastructure. Last summer, she enjoyed tracking state and local policy with the St. Louis County Executive’s Office as a Policy Intern. Julian completed two terms of service with AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team (ERT) where she deployed to multiple tornados in Missouri and worked alongside the Missouri Department of Conservation, Department of Natural Resources, US Forest Service, Great Rivers Greenway, Forest Park Forever, and many other environmental conservation agencies. In 2015, Julian worked as a tree-planter for 3 months in Ontario, Canada replanting logging sites; this led her to pursue the same work in Australia in 2016.