Participated in research projects based at one of the top children’s hospitals in the country including an exploratory study of the knowledge / attitudes of minority adolescent females regarding the use of long-acting reversible contraception and a prospective cohort study of rapid repeat pregnancy among African-American and Latina teenagers in an integrated medical home. Collaborated on the development of a motivational interviewing survey tool. Created age-appropriate educational materials about contraception for distribution to study participants.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars GEICO Graduate Scholarship, 2010
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists John B. Gibbon Medical Student Award, 2010
Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship, 2010
Connecticut Health Foundation Fellowship, 2010
American Association of University Women – Selected Professions Fellowship, 2010
Student National Medical Association Award – Clinical Sciences, 2010
Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship Award, 2010
Tylenol Healthcare Scholarship – National Award, 2010
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship, 2010
Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Award, 2009
American Medical Association Scholars Fund Award, 2008
Current Work: Currently completing final year of joint MD/MPH program. Working with a local non-profit group in New Haven dedicated to expanding access to high quality child-care for families in poor / low-income neighborhoods. Currently producing an impact evaluation for the organization’s Early Head Start program.
Future Work: Intend to work as a primary care physician in an underserved setting, whereby I have the opportunity to be on the front lines of MCH issues.