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Oluwaseyi A

- Research Program Mentor

MD at New York University


mental health, psychiatry, public health, health disparities, health inequity, medicine, reproductive health, maternal health,


Hi! I’m Seyi (pronounced shay-yee). I grew up in Farmington, CT, and stayed in Connecticut to attend Yale for undergrad and graduate school. While in college, I studied medical anthropology. During my Master’s in Public Health, I studied chronic disease epidemiology and global health. After school, I joined the ESTEEM lab at Yale, headed by Dr. John Pachankis, as the project study coordinator for the NYC office. My research has focused primarily on women’s health and racial and sexual health disparities. During my MPH, I went to Mexico to study public policy interventions to lower the teenage pregnancy rate and wrote my thesis on prenatal care satisfaction in American Samoa. In addition to my academic work, I have a background in reproductive justice as an activist and advocate. I worked with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights as an advisor and served as a representative at the United Nations. I’m also passionate about preventative medicine and holistic approaches to health. As a breathwork facilitator, I teach community workshops on stress management, burnout, and breathwork meditation. I am also a full-spectrum doula. During medical school, I received the Rudin Fellowship of Ethics and Humanities to interview OB/GYNs and doulas about their perspectives on the patient experience during labor. I spend my free time gardening, cooking, dancing, going to concerts, and traveling. I love music, and while in New York, I hosted a radio show called Diasporadic that traced the African roots of house music and its evolution over time.

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.

Do a deep dive on something you're curious about with a systematic literature review

What do you want to know more about? What lights up your curiosity? Literature reviews are a great way to understand the lay of the lay on a topic of your choice and to become an expert on a specific area. We'll work on developing a finely tuned research question using the PICO framework (problem/population, intervention/exposure, control/comparison, and outcome) and then go through the process of developing search terms and finding relevant papers. After reviewing the papers and evaluating the evidence, we'll work on developing an outline and then write a systematic review paper about your topic.

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Languages I know

Spanish, intermediate



Yale University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2015)
Medical Anthropology
Yale University
MPH Master of Public Health (2016)
Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Global Health
New York University
MD Doctor of Medicine (2021)

Completed Projects

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