Fall 2020 Rose Service Learning Fellows

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Hamed Khachan

Hamed Khachan

Hamed is an MPH-45 in clinical effectiveness candidate, with a strong passion for public health law, policy, and management and aims to alleviate healthcare disparities among diverse and under-served populations. He is also passionate about health tech, patient-centered design. Hamed is an advocate for health in all policies, dedicated to addressing social, economic, and environmental factors to foster more equitable, inclusive communities. He is experienced in partnership-building with communities, non-profit,…

Cristina Gago

Cristina Gago

Cristina is a third-year doctoral student in the Population Health Sciences program. Through her doctoral work in the Nutrition Field of Study, she plans to study how, in resource-limited settings, behavior-change theory and family-based obesity prevention models can be effectively applied as well as how related programming may be evaluated. Cristina plans to evaluate — via semi-structured interviews — a culturally adapted, text-based nutrition education intervention for Latino adults in…

Kwabena Lartey

Kwabena Lartey

Kwabena is an MPH candidate in the department of Global Health. His interests are in Adolescent Health, particularly Sexual and Reproductive Health. Through personal lived experiences, Kwabena realized the need for an effective and safe model for delivering Sexual Health Education to Ghanaian children. He has worked with prior organizations in advancing this cause, and hopes to scale his work to a much larger platform through ‘Books for Him &…

Kimberly Mendoza

Kimberly Mendoza

Kimberly is a masters student in the department of Health Management with a concentration in Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights. She earned her bachelors degrees from Southern Methodist University in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Spanish Literature. She earned her Masters and PhD in Chemistry from Rice University and earned her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Kimberly has lived abroad in a variety of countries pursuing her…

Sara Phillips

Sara is a dual MD/MPH candidate studying Social and Behavioral Sciences with a specialization in Maternal Child Health. Her research interests are maternal mortality and morbidity among Native women in the US. Sara specifically focuses on assessing the interplay between the legacy of colonization and the perpetuation of health disparities. As an aspiring physician, Sara plans a clinical and research career in OBGYN, hoping to be a stalwart advocate for…

Sherine Powerful

Sherine Andreine Powerful

Sherine Andreine Powerful, MPH (ID: Sherine, Mx., she, they), is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at Harvard Chan. As a Black Caribbean Feminist, she is committed to celebrating and furthering pleasure, healing, and liberation for Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples and persons of diverse a/genders and a/sexualities. In this current critical juncture, her lived experiences are moving her towards the creation/curation of a life in which pleasure is greater…

Stephanie Sun

Stephanie Sun

Stephanie is an internal medicine physician and MPH candidate in Clinical Effectiveness within the Department of Epidemiology. Her interests are in healthcare systems delivery improvement in resource-denied settings, health equity, and graduate medical education. She works clinically with the Mass General Hospital on the Hospital Medicine Unit, and at the Rosebud Indian Health Service in the outpatient and inpatient departments. Stephanie’s project focuses on understanding healthcare workers’ perspectives and viewpoints…

Tiffany Alunan

Tiffany Alunan

Tiffany is a second year MPH student in Health Policy, and she brings a myriad of experience from her previous work in healthcare consulting, health policy research, and most recently state government. With her MPH degree, she hopes to design, implement, and advance equitable policies that address disparities among marginalized communities. In her free time, you can catch Tiffany enjoying yoga, painting, and listening to podcasts. Tiffany’s project will provide…

Tina Chen

Tina (Szu-Yu) Chen

Tina is a Masters in Pubic Health-45 student in the Health Management department and her research interests lie in human-centered design, effective technology utilization, and healthcare access in vulnerable populations. She is a family physician in Canada who is interested in innovative strategies to improve access to care. Tina’s project focuses on implementing digital communication strategies and evaluating outcomes for Project HUGS, a COVID-response program that provides social and behavioral…

Allie Dyer

An MPH student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Allie is a Portland-born, Antigua-rooted medical student, educator, writer, growing healer, and community organizer with a passion for reproductive justice, decolonial discourse, and the healing of historical and intergenerational trauma. She has a call toward bridging allopathic medicine and traditional wisdoms in service to the healing of and justice for all oppressed under the current systems of power. Allie’s…

Han Choi

Han Choi

Han is a SM2 student in the Global Health and Population department and her research interests are in early childhood development and youth empowerment. Her experience in community based participatory action research allows her promote capacity building as she builds on community engagement. Han’s project focuses on amplifying the voices of females community youth leaders in rural Pakistan using creative global platforms.

Maura Alvarez

Maura Alvarez Baumgartner

Maura is an MD and now an MPH student at the Department of Global Health with an interest in working with underserved communities, especially those living in remote areas. She has worked for more than 5 years with indigenous communities in her country (Venezuela), and she has created two not-for-profit projects to improve the healthcare access to these communities (CUMIS and Proyecto Shaman). Maura’s project focuses on improving access to…

Jonathan Cruz

Jonathan Cruz

Jonathan is a MPH-45 student in the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with concentrations in Population Mental Health, Maternal & Child Health, and Humanitarian Studies. He is interested in the interplay between mental and physical health for vulnerable populations, especially among pregnant women, racial/sexual minorities, and refugees. Prior to Harvard, he worked in the clinical research and higher-education spheres. He has a BA in Public Health from Brown, and…

Aksoua Dankwah

Akosua Dankwah

Akosua B. Dankwah is a Doctor of Public Health candidate, and her research interests are utilizing systems thinking and adaptive leadership approaches in bringing about racial health equity. During her 2020 summer immersion with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services as a Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellow, she initiated tough conversations around racial inequity to positively impact ongoing considerations around racial health equity in several ways. Akosua is…

Allison Hempenstall

Allison Hempenstall

Allison is a primary care physician, researcher and medical educator who is committed to improving health outcomes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. She is a fellow with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and has been working across the Torres Strait for the past three years. In 2020, Allison was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake her Masters of Public Health specialising in global…