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Kalifa W

- Research Program Mentor

MD Doctor of Medicine candidate


Projects that approach medicine from a public health perspective; Understanding the global implications of health policy; Using quantitative and qualitative analysis

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Community Perceptions of Health Care Access

This project focuses on using qualitative and/or quantitative analysis to assess difficulties accessing health care in different geographic locations. Various factors influence a patient's ability to access health care services, including but not limited to, the ability to pay for care, perceived urgency for care, previous interactions with health care workers, and/or availability of health facilities. Qualitative and quantitative data can be used to identify the motivations behind patients' care-seeking behavior and highlight which populations may be most vulnerable to gaps in health care.

Re-envisioning Maternal Health

Maternal mortality is an ongoing concern for the United States, particularly for Black and Latinx populations who have disproportionately higher rates of mortality. Through interviews with different stakeholders (i.e., physicians, doulas and midwives, and patients), students will share a narrative of the current state of maternal mortality and describe possible solutions from different perspectives.

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