The Department of Health Policy and Administration at Penn State
Student, faculty member study pediatric palliative care in Uganda
When Matthew Quillen, an undergraduate student studying Health Policy and Administration, signed on to assist Associate Professor Caprice Knapp with her research on children’s palliative care, the medical school hopeful admits he knew little about the issue.
“It was a different, yet vital, aspect of medicine that I was interested in adding to my area of study,” Quillen said.
For a year, Quillen, Knapp and Julia Downing, director of education and research at International Children’s Palliative Care Network, planned out the study of pediatric pain management in Uganda.