The students and recent alumni on our Student Advisory Board help shape Center for Health Communication programs, ensuring they are grounded in student needs.
Sarthak Agarwal (he/him) is a first-year doctoral student of Population Health Sciences with a focus on Public Health Nutrition. Before joining Harvard, he graduated with a Master of Public Policy specializing in Food and Nutrition Policy from the University of Minnesota and studied food science during his undergraduate. His academic interests include food security and … Continue reading “Sarthak Agarwal”
Sylvia Hartmann (she/her) is a Master’s student in the Department of Health Policy and Management. A medical doctor with a degree from Charité Berlin in Germany, Sylvia has more than six years of experience in climate change and health and planetary health. She co-founded the German Alliance on Climate Change and Health, serving as its … Continue reading “Sylvia Hartmann”
Sarah Henkel (she/her) is a communication strategist and received her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2022. As a student at Chan, Sarah focused on health communication and literacy in order to drive health equity and community-driven engagement. For her practicum, Sarah worked with a Boston-based … Continue reading “Sarah Henkel”
Kynza Khimani (she/her) is a first-year Master’s student in the Department of Global Health & Population. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in May 2022, where she studied Physiology & Neurobiology and Public Health. As an undergraduate student, she conducted research examining the experiences of children and families with PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorder), … Continue reading “Kynza Khimani”
Sam (they/them) is in the PhD program in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health. Their work focuses on organizational health literacy and bridging public health communication research with their background in media studies theory and artistic practice. As a student advisory board member, Sam is looking forward to contributing their viewpoint … Continue reading “Samuel Mendez”