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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR M AY + J U N E . 13

COURTESY OF GERALD HARRIS

Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical
engineering and director of the Orthopaedic
Research and Rehabilitation Engineering
Center (OREC) at Marquette University, here
with a child during biomechancial testing in
the lab at Shriners Hospital. Harris and Karla
Bustamante, who did her postdoctoral
studies with Harris at OREC, have
done a series of studies of children
with orthopaedic disabilities at
Shriners and more recently at
Tecnológico de Monterrey,
Chihuahua. Assistant Professor
Bustamante also holds an
academic appointment in
OREC at Marquette
University.

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different types of analysis on these institutions and
how they have emerged in other regions. I ask her
questions and she gives me things to read, and we
work on research design together. We’ve done field
work together in various parts of Mexico like Guadalajara and Mexico City. A lot of this is conducting
field interviews together with regulators and firms.
We hope to have two papers out in 2013.”
McDermott says that one aspect of working with
Mexican colleagues is recognizing the challenges
they face. “The biggest thing is that in many emerging markets, including Mexico, institutional support
for high level academics is limited,” McDermott says.
“For instance, they don’t have the same financial resources. Here, in the U.S., at a research university, the
number one thing is research and you also teach. In
places like Mexico, they don’t have a lot of research
resources nor time to do research. They are paid to
teach and run programs instead. Often the training
isn’t as advanced, including knowledge of disciplines
and methods though that’s only on average. They also
don’t have the same feeder system of graduate students. It’s hard to find good research assistants who
are competent and trained.”
Jonathan Samet, director of the USC Institute
for Global Health at the USC Keck School of Medi-

cine and, earlier, a professor at the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health, says that good
collaborations arise from both sides following through
on commitments. Samet has had a two-decade collaboration with Mauricio Hernández-Ávila, the
director of the National Institute for Public Health in
Mexico and previously the Mexican Undersecretary
of Health. They have joined on collaborative work
on studies of tobacco smoking, including a study of
smoking-attributable deaths and diseases in Mexico
and the associated costs of smoking-related diseases
in Mexico. They also collaborated in the establishment of a center for tobacco control at the National
Institute for Public Health with funding from NIH, a
center that has had an important role in the strengthening of tobacco control in Mexico through research
and policy analysis. The collaboration also led to the
establishment of a training program in epidemiology
and public health that occurs annually during the
summer at the National Institute for Public Health.
“It’s important to find a similar good counterpart
to work with, to build a relationship with trust, and
to do things that work,” Samet says. “And you must
look for something that each partner has to offer the
other. When we started the program, we had expertise in the teaching of methodology that was not as



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From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Kofi Annan
Peace Pathways
Shared Solutions
San Francisco State Shines in Long-Term Study Abroad
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
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