Rosanna Batista

Rosanna M. Batista

Rosie is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She earned her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. She volunteered in Uganda, East Africa where she focused on program development and writing policies to protect orphans impacted by HIV/AIDS. She worked at AIDS Action Committee, Boston, coordinating…

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…

Penny Sun

Penny Sun is a 2021 graduate from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with an MPH in global health and concentrations in leadership studies and humanitarian, ethics, and human rights. At Harvard Chan, she also served as the 2020-2021 Diversity & Inclusion Advocate for the Student Association. She graduated magna cum laude from Williams College with a BA in biology and a concentration in public health. Afterwards, Penny…

Fortunate Chifamba

Fortunate Chifamba

Fortunate Chifamba is a first-generation Master of Public Health graduate hailing from Zimbabwe. She lives in Alaska and works as an Infection Preventionist at Providence Alaska Medical Center. While pursuing her MPH in Global Health and Population, she completed a concentration in Maternal and Child Health through the school’s Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence. She has been working with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi as one of two…

Michelle Price

Michelle is an MPH in Epidemiology 2022 candidate with the Department of Epidemiology at T.H. Chan. Her professional background includes work in injury prevention and rehabilitation. Michelle is passionate about injury prevention, and central to her research interests is the idea that injuries follow pathological patterns, just as many other diseases, and therefore many injuries can be both predicted and prevented. She believes preventing injuries and mitigating their after effects…

Muksha Jingree

Muksha Jingree is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health in Nutrition at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public. She is originally from Mauritius and her early exposure to non-communicable diseases in her country has boosted Muksha’s interest in nutrition and public health. Prior to Harvard, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she was involved in a community-based research program aimed at…

Nomfuneko Mafunda

Nomfuneko Mafunda, is an MPH-65 student in the Health and Social Behavior program. She is originally from Botswana. Prior to Harvard, she was a Research Technician at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Her research was focused on the associations between the vaginal microbiome and HIV risk among young women in sub-Saharan Africa. This research heightened Nomfuneko’s interests in women’s health issues. Nomfuneko’s current research interests are improving…

Alyce Norcross

Alyce Norcross is pursuing her Master of Public Health in Health Policy. Alyce’s interest in health policy grew during her time as a Project Manager and Community Health Worker at the Lowell Community Health Center where she worked with the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration team to serve the physical, mental, and social health needs of children and their families. Alyce is passionate about health policy that reduces inequities by improving…

Himaja Nagireddy

Himaja is an incoming second-year MS student in the Environmental Health department and her research interests include understanding how environmental contaminants, such as PFAS, can affect the health and well-being of vulnerable communities. She is a Presidential Public Service Fellow at Harvard, and through this, contributes to the implementation of policies that address these issues. She is excited to bring these experiences to her work at the Children’s Foundation of…

Amit Kumar

Amit is a graduate student in the Health Policy and Management Department. His research interests include examining the role that health literacy and social determinants play in health disparities, particularly as they relate to access to healthful foods. He completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and hopes to attend medical school upon completing his MPH program at Harvard Chan. Amit’s project focuses on conducting research on the environmental, economic, social,…