Esias Bedingar - RSL Fellow 2022 (2)

Esias Bedingar

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Esias is a doctoral student in Health Systems in the Global Health and Population department. Esias is interested in identifying health system priorities, designing health insurance schemes, and measuring their impact on access and quality of care in Chad. Esias’ project focuses on assessing the perceptions and beliefs of the Chadian youth (aged 15-24) on sexuality as it relates to HIV and AIDS transmission and prevention.

Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell, Jr.

Field Education and Practice Coordinator
Office of Education

Andrew is the Field Education and Practice Coordinator in the Office of Educational Programs. Andrew graduated in Spring 2022 with a Masters in Public Health in Health Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, one year after graduating with a bachelors degree in public health. Andrew was part of Massachusetts’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts with the Community Tracing Collaborative, experience that allowed him to help those directly impacted by the…

Alina Bhojani

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Alina is a first-year Master of Science student in the Department of Global Health & Population with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. She is passionate about early childhood development, with a particular interest in early childcare and education in low-and middle-income countries. In partnership with Kidogo, Alina’s project will focus on the holistic development of young children in Kenya.  

Tanat Chinbunchorn

Rose Service Learning Fellow

Tanat is an MPH45 student in Global Health and Population program. His research interests include HIV prevention, substance use, and its intersection with mental health in the LGBTQ community. Tanat has worked on implementing HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among community-based clinics in Thailand through empowerment and education of lay providers. Tanat is passionate about harm reduction strategies and novel services centered around the healthcare needs of people who inject drugs.…

Jocelyn Chu, MPH, ScD

Jocelyn Chu

Instructor and Director of Community Engaged Learning
Office of Education

Jocelyn Chu is the Director of Community Engaged Learning and an Instructor in the Office of Education. The focus of her work is in field based education and community engaged learning. She develops partnerships with host organizations and designs field based opportunities to engage students in team processes and leadership development. Jocelyn leads the Community Engaged Learning Fellowships program which centers on a practice of critical reflection and transformative learning.…

David Bunn

David Bunn is an MD/MPH student at Harvard Medical School currently enrolled in the MPH-45 Health Policy program. While in medical school, he noticed the systemic and structural barriers that prevented many patients from receiving adequate care. Consequently, he began conducting clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to examine issues around access to health care and prescription drug coverage, telemedicine, and cardiovascular disease outcomes. These…

Mary M. Wesley

Delta Scholars in Public Health Teaching Fellow
Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Mary M. Wesley is a proud native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and currently is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.  In this position, she serves as the Delta Scholars in Public Health Teaching Fellow.  Dr. Wesley works with students, faculty, and organizations in the Mississippi Delta region and in the Harvard community to advance public health research, education,…

Jasmine Akuffo

Jasmine Akuffo

Jasmine’s project is a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into the use of Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks for older adults applying to housing in Hampden County, MA. Jasmine Akuffo is a current MPH-candidate in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research interests lay at the intersection of mass incarceration and housing instability. She is particularly interested in examining these topics through a critical race lense, using qualitative…

Vanessa Beltran

Vanessa’s project aims to explore the connection between the history of colonization, structural racism in our food systems, evidence-based nutrition education, and collaborative meal preparation of healthy, whole foods. Vanessa is a Registered Dietitian and an MPH-65 student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is pursuing a concentration in Public Health Leadership and Health Communication. Vanessa’s research interests include the development of transformative learning experiences, culinary nutrition,…

Hye Young Choi

Hye Young’s project aims to understand how to best support community-based health workers (CBHWs) with lived experiences of homelessness, substance use, and incarceration by interviewing CBHWs about their sense of purpose at work, hopes for personal and professional growth, and opportunities to redress misunderstandings and difficult work environments enabled by healthcare institutions and structural injustices. Hye Young is an MPH-65 student in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. She is…