- Research Program Mentor
MD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Public Health, Environmental Science, Biology
BioIn my career, I want to combine my clinical interactions as a physician with my research and projects in the same community as I think they are very interconnected. After learning from patient interactions, I want to build upon existing research and conduct personalized community outreach programs to expand preventative care options for populations that are under-represented in current data. I would like to build on this existing research and projects to pair my interactions with patients with information collected from personalized community outreach to expand preventative care options. By being able to reduce the socioeconomic gaps in current preventative care options, I will create a healthier community for my patients. My biggest hobby is playing any sport I can get my hands on including, but not limited to soccer, tennis, and roundnet. I enjoy playing both competitively, where I am able to bond with a team, and pick-up, where I am able to try and learn new skills and meet new people. Playing sports is one of the few ways that I can help clear my mind of any work that is giving me stress.
Social Determinants of Health and Health Outcomes
The Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the environmental, social, and economic factors that impact a person’s health, such as income, race, education, housing, and food security. The SDoH are receiving more attention and care from public health experts working with communities and physicians working with their patients. Students will be able to look at one or multiple factors part of SDoH and compare them to health outcomes in a community (ie county or state). Health outcomes the student can investigate, include the rates of COVID-19 vaccination, the prevalence of obesity, or maternal health complications. Students will have the opportunity to create a public health report discussing their findings.