Fall 2019 Rose Service Learning Fellows

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Dina Goodman

Dina’s project aims to 1) document the prevalence of diabetes among Venezuelan refugees seeking care in Trinidad, 2) understand current diabetes management practices among these patients and barriers to care, 3) understand current dietary practices including food security and barriers to accessing healthy foods. Dina is a second year student in the Global Health and Population department within the Population Health Sciences PhD program. Dina’s research interests include the epidemiology…

Haitham Shoman

The project seeks to use a newly developed tool and pilot it on assessing the out of pocket expenditure to seek surgical care in Karachi, Pakistan and then check whether it could be generalized. Haitham is doing a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management at HSPH and is a Paul Farmer Global Surgery fellow at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. He…

Haley Barravecchia

Haley’s project is a component of the ongoing international initiative, Healthy Reefs, Healthy I-Kiribati investigating ocean water quality and human-reef interactions. Haley is a second year Master of Science student in the Environmental Health department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Haley is interested in heavy metal bioaccumulation and waterborne illnesses, particularly the source and manifestation of ciguatera poisoning. Her research is investigating the critical components of…

Hannah Cory

Hannah’s project with YCMS will use Photovoice techniques to explore what youth identify as supports and barriers to having a healthy relationship with their body. Hannah is a Population Health Science PhD candidate in the Nutrition department. Her research interests lie in understanding how youth, especially those with marginalized identities, develop healthy relationships to their bodies and food, and how socialization/social context supports and impedes that process and its impacts…

Hannah Yemane

Hannah’s project will involve learning from the local immigrant community what methods of information dissemination are best for specific linguistic and cultural groups in order to best communicate a public awareness campaign on what public charge does/does not cover, and the status of the lawsuits blocking changes from being implemented. Hannah is an MPH-45 student in the Health Policy and Management Department. She is also a medical student at UCSF…

Kasley Killam

Kasley’s project focuses on promoting social health through intergenerational connection. Kasley is a graduate student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her background is in community engagement, healthcare innovation, and mental health research. Learn more and connect with her at kasleykillam.com.

Neil Thivalapill

Neil’s project seeks to evaluate the extent to which a new intervention designed to bring mobile tuberculosis (TB) management to the home has been successful in averting cases of pediatric TB and in mitigating the barriers to healthcare he identified as an undergraduate student. Neil is an SM80 student in the Department of Epidemiology, pursuing a concentration in Clinical Epidemiology. His research focuses on characterizing outcomes among children exposed to…

Yian Fang

Yian’s project aims to explore the underlying reasons of low quality of care in rural ethnic China and find out ways to incentivize primary care clinicians. Yian is a SM-80 student in the Department of Global Health and Population. He is interested in designing and evaluating systemic health care interventions to improve efficiency and equity of health care delivery, and analyzing the political economy of health system reform.

Alen Agaronov

Alen Agaronov

Alen is ethnographically investigating the dynamics between academics, low-wage factory workers, and corporate executives as global brand Levi Strauss & Co. leads the apparel industry by partnering with Harvard Chan’s Project SHINE to monitor worker well-being at four factories governed by Apparel International, INC, Levi’s primary supplier in Mexico. Alen is a candidate for a Doctor of Science (’20) in Social & Behavioral Sciences, with a secondary field in Critical…