Juan Esteban Baus is a double domer after graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in Science-Business in 2019 and a Masters in Global Health from the Eck Institute for Global Health in 2020. His involvement with AHD started after the devastating earthquake Ecuador faced in 2016 by fundraising on campus through Hesburgh’s Heroes. That summer, he volunteered in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, helping refugees in a local refugee camp and others who sought help through a local church. His involvement with the club lasted throughout his time at Notre Dame and he went on to serve as Vice President then President of the club.

Post graduation, Juan Esteban joined the Eck Institute for Global Health as a Global Health Research Associate. Within the Eck Institute, he works in collaboration with the St. Joseph County Department of Health researching and developing strategies in the fields of adverse childhood effects, health equity, and the lead crisis in South Bend. Despite being born in Voorburg, The Netherlands, Juan Esteban is Ecuadorian and has alternated between living in Quito, Ecuador and McLean, Virginia most of his life.


Spring News 2024

55-year-old Marta has chronic kidney disease related to diabetes and hypertension. She has received hemodialysis a few times a week for the past year but missed a week of dialysis. Short of breath, she went to one of Ecuador’s public health centers outside of the small, coastal town of Quevedo.

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