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Research Program Mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Public Health
Madison

Madison

JD

Expertise

biology, law, ethics, government policy, literary analysis, intersection of law and morality, legal writing, legal research, conflict resolution, religious freedom

Michael

Michael

MD candidate

Expertise

Increasing Value in Healthcare, Health Innovation, Public Speaking, Medicine, Health Disparities, Molecular Biology

Margaret

Margaret

MD

Expertise

Asthma, health disparities

Angelo

Angelo

PhD

Expertise

Public health, Health Education and Promotion, Health Policy, Health inequities, Health disparities, Healthcare services, Implementation, Evaluation, Community Based Participatory Research, Systematic Review, Qualitative studies

Madeline

Madeline

MS candidate

Expertise

Biology, Human Health, Medicine, Public Health, Environmental Science

Aubrey

Aubrey

PhD candidate

Expertise

Exercise Physiology/Physical Activity and Nutrition; Public Health and Medicine; Neuroscience

Kenna

Kenna

PhD candidate

Expertise

psychology and public health

Michelle

Michelle

M.D candidate

Expertise

Medicine, clinical trials/research, community and public health, Developmental neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, stem cell biology

Viana

Viana

MS

Expertise

Public/global health concepts, cultural competency, diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI), English (grammar, writing), qualitative research, report writing, artistic expression

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo

PhD

Expertise

gender-based violence prevention and intervention; global health; public health; racial disparities in programs and health outcomes; program evaluation, culturally-responsive approaches to teaching, policy advocacy, community-based research methods

Danielle

Danielle

PhD

Expertise

immunology, neurodevelopmental/neurodegenerative disorders, neuroscience, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, gene therapy

Francesca

Francesca

PhD candidate

Expertise

health psychology (e.g., how psychology and biology are related, how physical and mental health influence each other), stress/adversity, parent-child relationships, adolescent development, role of immune system in health, role of gut microbiome in health

Kendra

Kendra

Industry expert

Expertise

Public Health, Pre-Med, Medical Research, Cancer, and Infectious Diseases

Laura

Laura

PhD candidate

Expertise

Neuroscience of social connection; how kindness and connection impact health

Rachel

Rachel

MD candidate

Expertise

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

Adriana

Adriana

PhD candidate

Expertise

Public Health topics such as Epidemiology, Global Health, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy

Riasat

Riasat

PhD candidate

Expertise

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Graphic Design

Ian

Ian

PhD candidate

Expertise

Mental Health, User Interface, User Experience, Public Health, Business, Entrepreneurship

Bijal

Bijal

MHA

Expertise

Public Health, Anthropology, Global Health, Gerontology, Business, Healthcare Administration, Product Development

Lars

Lars

JD

Expertise

Law, intellectual property, health law and policy, bioethics, tech law and innovation