Intern Jumana Presents Public Health Research on Radiation

Jumana Master is a Georgia WAND Intern and a senior at Agnes Scott College who is seeking her bachelor’s degree in Public Health. As an extension of her work from this summer, she presented at the 2017 Atlanta Undergraduate Conference on Health and Society on November 18th. She gave an oral presentation on the Radionuclide Education, Monitoring, and Outreach Program (REMOP) and the importance of environmental justice work and community centered engagement, noting the history of Shell Bluff, Georgia, the Savannah River Site (SRS), and Plant Vogtle.

In an effort to share her findings from her systematic literature review on radiation exposure and human health, she also presented an academic poster sharing her research. The initial search yielded 122 articles, 12 of which fit the inclusion criteria. Of the 12 included in the review, only 3 yielded statistically significant results. Upon final analysis, Jumana recommends that more studies be conducted using stronger study designs to measure association to properly assess the range of health impacts caused by nuclear radiation exposure.
In addition to her two presentations regarding her work with Georgia WAND, she also presented a documentary on the prevalence of sex trafficking in Atlanta, which she made in collaboration with Mahnoor Khan, another public health student at Agnes Scott College. Jumana is eager to share Georgia WAND’s message and work and looks forward to an opportunity to continue the work and present at a future conference.