Ep 179 Chaser – Global Health with Christina Lee and Kelsie Miller


Episode #178 Chaser


In this episode, Jimmy interviews Kelsie Miller and Christina Lee, 3rd year students who discuss their beginnings with the APTA Global Health SIG, their experiences with service learning, hungry hippos, and getting started with global health involvement. They detail how to access resources to learn about opportunities that are available to both students and clinicians alike.


Bio: 3rd year PT students Kelsie Miller and Christina Lee


Kelsie Miller is a 3rd year DPT student at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University and later taught English in Indonesia through the Fulbright program a year prior to starting PT school.

Christina Lee is a 3rd year DPT student at Boston University in Boston, MA. I received my BS in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She served as an education volunteer in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso from 2012-2014.

Drinks of Choice:

Christina: Chardonnay

Kelsey: Corona


Contact Information





Episode #178 Highlights


(3:22) Global Health and PT, what options are available for PTs and PT students?

            Global Outreach SIG has a manual that is available for students and current therapists alike that provides resources and information for service learning.


(4:45) Kelsie and Catherine discuss why PTs and PT students should be a part of the global outreach.


(7:35) What does sustainability mean for you guys?

            Leaving a lasting impact that empowers the community as a whole.


(8:50) What about ethics and sustainability?

It begins with respecting the community that only happens with communication.


(12:00) Where is somewhere you’d like to work in the US?

Christina: Hawaii

Kelsey: Colorado


(12:50) What is something you’re reading now or read recently that has inspired you?

Christina: My Life on the Road – the importance of domestic travel to develop yourself as a person

Kelsie: Wild – a lady who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail to find herself after losing everything


(13:30) Who is someone that should be known in PT and within global health but is currently flying under the radar?

Christina: Global Women’s Health Initiative

Kelsie: Students that are seeking to find opportunities in global health.


(14:45) Christina and Kelsie talk about how to find the manual for the Global Health SIG and how to access it and gather more information regarding service learning.


(16:50) Christina and Kelsie discuss their personal experiences with their service learning trips.


#partingshots: Christina: There is no wrong way to get involved. Find a way that you feel most compelled to serve the area of the world that you feel that your skills will be most valuable and just GO FOR IT.

Kelsie: We serve such a diverse population here in the US, taking the pieces that you learn from service trips and translating it to how you treat your patients here at home.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *