Toks Famikinwa

School Attended While Participating in the Student Fellows Program: Harvard University School of Public Health / Yale University School of Medicine

Contact E-mail:

ofamakin@hsph.harvard.edu

Areas/Topics of Interest in MCH:

Adolescent health / teenage pregnancy, Early childhood health and developmental outcomes, school readiness

Current Research/Area of Study:

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.

Accomplishments:

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.