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Nathan Lewis

Bio, Abstract, MentoNathan Lewis, Research, McNair Scholar, Biology, Public Health

Attending: Eastern Washington University for Master in Public Health

Acknowledgement to Mentor:

"I would like to personally thank my official mentor, Chris Greer, for taking time away from work to meet with me every week. Thank you for providing me with a plethora of articles to read and punish me to digest the information in a timely manner. I truly appreciate all you have done for me. I would also like to thank my unofficial mentors Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Dr. Theresa Martin and Dr. Robert Bartlett. Conversing with you all about research ideas and current affairs has been fruitful to say the least and Im excited to work with you both in the future. I look forward to creating and maintaining a strong professional relationship with you all, thank you so much for all your help."


Nathan Lewis was raised in a rural community in North Idaho. A son of a single mother, he is the first person in his family to go to college. At the age of 17 Nathan enlisted in the United States Army, and had the opportunity to serve his country and deploy to Iraq in 2006-07.

After serving in the military Nathan came to Eastern Washington University in the fall of 2007 to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology. During the course of his study at Eastern, Nathan participated in two McNair summer research internships: the first focusing in biology and the second in public health. Nathan's specific research interest includes public health concerns of veterans, and localized population in developing nations around the globe.

Most recently, Nathan re-enlisted in the Army Reserve and was accepted in to the Master of Social Work program at Eastern Washington University. Nathan has a passion for people in need, and desires to work with local veterans in the Spokane area who are suffering from issues related to PTSD, homelessness and poverty.



Dr. Mary Ann Keogh Hoss, Associate Professor of Health Service Administration, Department of Public Administration, EWU


2011 TRiO McNair Research Internship- Analysis of Water Quality and Sanitation in Peru

Through the course of an intense literature review of government documentation, the World Bank, primary literature, and other sources, this study focuses on water supply and sanitation in Peru. To better understand the effects poor water has on communities of developing nations like Peru, this presentation will discuss the following areas: Peruvian Water Sanitation, Water Source and Access, Point of Use (POU) Sanitations, Storage, Hand Washing, Cost, Health Impacts, and Education and Intervention. Based on the evidence provided from this research, it is recommended that the following be implemented in the peri-urban communities of Peru: first, to ensure that equal and equitable access to clean POU water is provided to communities members and that the inequitable cost be mitigated. It is also important to use comprehensive community based programs; these programs should provide the proper materials, guides and support staff. The paper also discusses how the United Nations Human Rights Resolution and the 2015 Millennium Goals could have substantial impact on the issues with Peru's POU water as a developing nation.


Conference Presentations:_________________________________________________________________

Analysis of Water Quality and Sanitation in Peru. 15th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (2012)

Comparative Analysis of Water Quality and Sanitation in Peru. 15th Annual EWU Student Research Creative Works Symposium (2012)

Analysis of Water Quality and Sanitation in Peru. 20th Annual National Ronald E. McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair, Lake Geneva, Wis. (2011)

Comparative Analysis of Water Quality and Sanitation in Peru. 20th Annual National Ronald McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair, Delavan, Wis. (2011)

Viva La Evolution. 19th Annual National Ronald E. McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair, Delavan, Wis. (2010)

Human Evolution, A Closer Look. 19th National Ronald E. McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair, Delavan, Wis. (2010)

Measured Uptake of Lead Using Spirogyra and Lemna minor in Spokane River Water. 13th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (2010)


Graduate School Acceptance:_______________________________________________________________

Eastern Washington University, Master of Social Work






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