Yacine Fall is a first-generation, Senegalese American from Harlem, New York City. She is a second-year in the SM80 in Global Health and Population Program at Harvard Chan. She has a spirited passion for maternal and child health (MCH) that sprouted through her sustained research in triple-negative breast cancer research at Smith College. She has also worked clinically in infant health programs in Senegal, for Vermont’s MCH department, and at in-home disability programs in NYC supporting adolescents with independence, transition planning, and family empowerment. Her long term passion is to better the health and social outcomes for people living with moderate to severe developmental, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and their families.
This summer she will be joining the Global Mental Health Fellowship. This is a collaboration with the John Cleaver Kelly Clinic, based in Kabale, Uganda, that has created an outreach program to support the mental health of Ugandans living in rural areas. Here she will support program evaluation based on the perspective of community health workers, patients, and families.