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Rachel G

- Research Program Mentor

MD candidate at Tufts University


Medicine & Healthcare, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Women's Health, Case studies on public policy and health outcomes


Hi my name is Rachel, and I am a first year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston! I came to medicine from a public health background- graduating magna cum laude from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs before continuing on to earn my Master of Science in Global Health at UCSF. I am passionate about understanding how social determinants (i.e. where we live, what we eat, and how we identify) affect health- all over the world! I have extensive research experience in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and worked for many years as a science teacher for profoundly gifted youth, as well as a writing tutor and learning consultant at Princeton. My approach is to harness student's innate curiosity and interests to make learning engaging and enjoyable! In my free time I enjoy distance running, trying new recipes, and volunteering as a Student Doula.

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.

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Child Food Insecurity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools transitioned to virtual learning, limiting students' access to free and reduced price meal programs. Students would investigate how this additional barrier impacted students' food security status and associated health outcomes including BMI and mental health. They could investigate one particular region, or compare discrepancies between states or districts. Students would write up a paper outlining what they learned and recommendations.

Coding skills


Languages I know

Spanish (native)

Teaching experience

I have worked as a tutor and mentor for over 7 years, including working as a science tutor for profoundly gifted young children and as a learning consultant at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University. I am passionate about engaging students' intrinsic curiosity to develop personalized approaches and make learning fun!



Princeton University
BA Bachelor of Arts
Pre-medical, Public Policy & International Affairs, Global Health
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
MS Master of Science (2021)
Global Health
Tufts University
MD Doctor of Medicine candidate

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