Chris Counts, 2013 Marshall Scholar

Chris Counts

Chris Counts has been named a 2013 Marshall Scholar. He is a 2009 Boettcher Scholar who will graduate with degrees in Anthropology and Biomedical Sciences in the spring of 2013. The Marshall Scholarship will allow him to complete a Master's degree in global public health from a U.K. University before starting medical school.

While at CSU, Chris has worked in Dr. Chaoping Chen's lab as an Honors Undergraduate Research Scholar. The Chen Lab conducts research that has significant implications for novel anti-HIV therapeutics. As part of that effort, Counts has led a multi-disciplinary project in collaboration with researchers at CSU, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Chris also worked as a public health intern for the organization Fighting AIDS in Tanzania (FAIT). His work for FAIT included designing a successful community-based health education program. In 2007, Counts founded a non-profit called Hygiene for Humanity that aims to promote health and hygiene among the underserved.