2010-2011 Luce Scholar
Placement: Global Villages, Beijing, China
Ted Alcorn was Gates Foundation Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and their School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), earning an MHS in International Health and his MA in International Economics in 2010. His academic focus was on systems-design for the provision of social services such as health care and water supply. He has a BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2005, and previous to his current studies, he helped produce Ken Burns's documentary miniseries The War, which tells the story of the American experience during the Second World War. Afterwards, he helped found the Voices off Rwanda genocide testimony archive and worked as a cameraman in Kigali recording the testimonies of survivors there. An avid photographer, he has also conducted ethnographic research on rural water supply in Ghana, and is currently consulting at the World Bank on papers about spatial disparities in health care in the Middle East and pharmaceutical policy in Central America. He speaks Spanish proficiently and is working on his Chinese.