Veronica Handunge

Veronica Handunge is an MPH-65 student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a first-generation student and Sri Lankan American, who grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Prior to starting her MPH she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire. Veronica is passionate about health equity, particularly in underserved and historically marginalized populations. Her research interests include incarceration and health, homelessness, substance use and mental health, and improving healthcare quality and access. She is interested in using community-engaged methods to inform policy and reduce barriers to health equity. For the last three years, Veronica has called Brighton, MA home and has been a volunteer for the Allston/Brighton Food Pantry and community supper. Veronica has a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University.