Cordeiro Fellows

Summer 2018

Ashri Anurudran ’19

  • Concentration: Economics; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Empower to Eliminate: A Randomized Evaluation of a Sexual Violence Prevention Program in Kisumu, Kenya
  • Research Advisor: Nathan Nunn

Makeda Daniel ’19

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Patriotic Coping: Trauma and Resilience among Mothers in Boston's Eritrean Diaspora
  • Research Advisor: Allan Brandt

Emily Johnson ’19

  • Concentration: History of Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Emergence of Planetary Health
  • Research Advisor: Gustave Lester

Rebecca Landau ’19

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Knee Osteoarthritis: Reducing Risk and Improving Treatment
  • Research Advisor: Ian Wallace

Daniela Muhleisen ’19

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: How Federal Structures Influence Local Policy Variance: A Case Study of Violence Prevention Policy in Mexico City’s Delegations
  • Research Advisor: Julia Coyoli

Hannah Posner ’19

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Making a Module to Teach the Double Burden of Malnutrition
  • Research Advisor: Emily Harrison

Montita Sowapark ’19

  • Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering and Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Dilating Health, Healthcare, and Well-Being: The Experiences of LGBTQ+ Thai People
  • Research Advisors: Sari Reisner and Jennifer Lewis

Kayla Thompson ’19

  • Concentration: Statistics; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The IM-POWER, Gender Empowerment Program: A Case Study in Balancing Localization and Scale
  • Research Advisor: Doris Sommer

Esme Trahair ’19

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Sons of All Australia: Masculinities, Mental Health, and the ‘Aussie Bloke’
  • Research Advisor: Arthur Kleinman

Katherine Venturo-Conerly ’20

  • Concentration: Psychology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Understanding Provider Attitudes toward Chilean Mental Health Policy: A Qualitative Study
  • Research Advisor: Adriana Gutierrez

Akash Wasil ’19

  • Concentration: Psychology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Understanding Provider Attitudes toward Chilean Mental Health Policy: A Qualitative Study
  • Research Advisor: Adriana Gutierrez

Joseph Wertz ’19

  • Concentration: Applied Mathematics; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Typologies of Legal Intervention Homicides in 16 U.S. States: A Latent Class Analysis
  • Research Advisor: Matthew Miller  

Allison Yan ’19

  • Concentration: Molecular & Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: What Happens after Tuberculosis Treatment? A Study on Outcomes of South African Patients Infected with Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis
  • Research Advisor: Abigail Schiff

Ellen Zhang ’19

  • Concentration: Integrative Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Indigenous Women’s Health in Peru: Cervical Cancer and Pap Smears in the Shipibo-Conibo Community
  • Research Advisors: Andrew Berry

Summer 2017

Leen Al Kassab ’18

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Continuing Medical Education in Countries of Conflict
  • Research Advisors: Valerie Dobiesz and Adrienne Fricke

Katherine Blanton ’18

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Doomsday Doctors: Medical Activism in the Nuclear Age, 1960-2000
  • Research Advisor: Scott Podolsky

Jacqueline Epstein ’18

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Improving Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Through a Stronger Understanding of Risk Factors
  • Research Advisor: Lois Choi-Kain

Margot Mai ’18

  • Concentrations: Anthropology, Romance Languages and Literature; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Street Hurt: Injury and Care in Nigerian Sex Work Migration
  • Research Advisor: Arthur Kleinman

Yousra Neberai ’18

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: A Dilemma of Diversity? The Relationship between Ethnic Fractionalization and Universal Health Coverage in Africa
  • Research Advisor: Melani Cammett

Shayla Partridge ’18

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Indecent Exposure: The Social and Medical Meanings of Substance-Exposed Newborns in the Twentieth Century
  • Research Advisor: David Shumway Jones

Nicholas Seymour ’19

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: A State of Sickness: Young Mexican Doctors on the Periphery
  • Research Advisors: Arthur Kleinman

Samantha Singal ’18

  • Concentration: Visual and Environmental Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Nine Weeks in Town Two
  • Research Advisor: Alfred Guzzetti

Sara Surani ’18

  • Concentration: Social Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Birthing the Nation: Childbirth between Traditional Medicine and Biomedicine in Mwanza, Tanzania
  • Research Advisors: Soha Bayoumi

Ramtin Talebi ’18

  • Concentration: Chemistry
  • Research: Accuracy of Clinical Trial Reporting: A Decade after the FDAAA
  • Research Advisor: Rita Redberg

Summer 2016

Christie Cheng '17

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: DSM Classification and Resource Access: Implications for Rett Syndrome
  • Research advisor: Ryan Draft

Zainub Dhanani '17

  • Concentration: Comparative Study of Religion; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Addressing Thyroid Disease and Surgery in Low-Resource Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Research advisor: Dimitrios Linos

Joshua Ellis '17

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Planning a Mental Health Initiative in Saint Rock, Haiti: A Key-Informant Needs Assessment
  • Research advisor: Byron Good

William Gardner '17

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Institutions, Inequalities, and Infant Death: Understanding the Role of Health Care Decommodification in Latin America
  • Research advisor: Jason Beckfield

Michelle Guo '17

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Understanding the Collaboration Between Providers and Patients: Cross-Cultural Care and Social Engagement in a Haitian Diabetes Group 
  • Research advisor: Arlene Katz

Tuna Hayirli '17

  • Concentration: Environmental Science and Public Policy; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Hopes, Fears, and the Futures of Gene Drives
  • Research advisor: Sheila Jasanoff

Aurelio Muzaurieta '17

  • Concentration: Romance Languages and Literatures; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research:  Zika Virus in Brazil during 2016 Rio Olympics: Communication Methods, Informational materials, and Public Perceptions
  • Research advisor: Viviane Gontijo

Hailey Reneau '17

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Cost of Service: Sex Differences in the Effects of Social Support on PTSD in U.S. Veterans
  • Research advisor: Carole Hooven

Emma Satterthwaite Muresianu '17

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Improving the Development and Integration of Early Adverse Experiences Screening & Intervention in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Research advisor: Lara Pierce

Marthe Laetitia Tiani Vessah '17

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Let's Talk About Sex: The Acquisition of a Sexual Health Education Among Urban Youth in Cameroon
  • Research advisor: Anshul Kumar

Molly Zhao '17

  • Concentration: Integrative Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Factors associated with knowledge of obstetric danger signs and of birth preparation in eight high-mortality countries
  • Research advisor: Margaret Kruk

Summer 2015

Sahar Ashrafzadeh '16

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Research: Culturally Relevant Nutrition Education for Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management of Iranians in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Research advisor: Dr. Jason Block

Nicole Bassoff '16

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Activism at the U.S. National Leprosarium: Negotiating a Stigmatized Disease Label
  • Research advisor: TBD

Rebekka Depew '16

  • Concentration: Engineering Sciences; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Automated Blood Sugar Recording: Influence on the Patient-Doctor Relationship
  • Research advisor: Sujata Bhatia

Brendan Eappen '16

  • Concentration: Psychology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Experimental Examination of Suicide Reporting in News Media to Minimize Conferred Risk and Stigma
  • Research advisors: Evan Kleiman, Matthew Nock

Chesley Ekelem '16

  • Concentration: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Conservation Biology and Public Health among Indigenous Peoples in Madagascar
  • Research advisors: Elizabeth Wolkovich, Pat Wright

Jack Huang '16

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Improving Quality of Care in Chinese Hospitals: Towards a Model for National Reform and Beyond
  • Research advisors: Winnie Yip, Ashish Jha

Rachel Knapp '16

  • Concentration: African and African American Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Evaluating Recent Efforts to Eradicate Practices of Female Genital Cutting in West Africa
  • Research advisor: Ousmane Kane

Eunah Lee '16

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Swiss Cheese Model for a Systems View of Medical Error
  • Research advisor: TBD

Bernadette Lim '16

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Evolutionary and Public Health Implications of Partner Support on Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping
  • Research advisors: Katherine Hinde, Diana Ramos

Summer 2014

Vivian Chan '15

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Ethnographic Research on the Efficacy of AMOS Health & Hope, an International Faith-Based Health NGO in Nicaragua
  • Research advisor: Ramyar Roussoukh

Maya Dorje '15

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Infant Mortality in Northern Plains Indians
  • Research advisor: Sean O'Donnell

Martin Kiik '15

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Quality of Care among Physician-Scientists
  • Research advisor: Ashley-Kay Fryer

Michelle Lee '15

  • Concentration: Psychology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Role of Nutrition and Early Responsiveness to Executive Functioning Skills: Intervention Effects in Sindh Province, Pakistan
  • Research advisor: Charles Nelson

Christina Nguyen '15

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Using E-Health to Improve Patient-Physician Relationships: Who Uses E-Mail?
  • Research advisor: Warner Slack

Annika Nielsen '15

  • Concentration: Social Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Set in their (Food)ways? Expectation and Experience in the Foodscape of Codman Square
  • Research advisor: Aaron Mauck

Ishani Premaratne '15

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Women's Healthcare Seeking Behaviors and their Conceptualization of Value within the Changing Healthcare Marketplace of the Sierra Madre Region of Chiapas, Mexico
  • Research advisor: Arthur Kleinman

Taylor Reiter '15

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Amylase Copy Number Variation in Human Health and Evolution
  • Research advisor: Terence Capellini

Taehwan Shin '15

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Role of Public Policy for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
  • Research advisor: Portia Cornell

Aubrey Walker '15

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Transitional Justice and Prison Health Delivery Reform in Colombia: A Historical Legal Review and Baseline Health Analysis in “La Modelo"
  • Research advisor: Julian Urrutia

Audrey Zhang '15

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Acceptable Risk: Surrogate Endpoints and the Concept of Therapeutic Value at the FDA, 1962-1992
  • Research advisor: Aaron Kesselhiem

Summer 2013

Ashley Bach '14

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Neural Tube Defect Prevention: A Case Study in Nicaragua
  • Research advisors: Christopher Eliott, Paul Rosenberg

Elizabeth Byrne '14

  • Concentration: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
  • Research: The Female Genital Tract: Biological Factors in HIV Acquisition Risk
  • Research advisors: Douglas Kwon

Julia Clark '14

  • Concentration: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Infection Dynamics of Syphilis in Communities of Men Who Seek Sex with Men using Geo-Social Networks
  • Research advisor: Rumi Chunara

Sidney Hilker '14

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Partnering for Better Healthcare: The Role of NGO-Government Partnerships in the Success of Rwanda’s Healthcare System
  • Research advisor: Jonathan Philips

Thomas Hwang '14

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Biomedical Innovation; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Essays on Innovation in Infectious Disease and Medical Devices
  • Research advisors: Daniel Carpenter, Aaron Kesselheim, Vicki Sato

Samuel Mendez '14

  • Concentration: Visual and Environmental Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: “A Bodega”: An Animated Short
  • Research advisor: Ruth Lingford

Akanksha Sharma '14

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Russia: A Case Study in the GLOBUS Project
  • Research advisor: Danilo Mandic

Andrew Sudler '14

  • Concentration: Psychology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Using the Internet for Domestic and Global Epidemiological Research: A Case Study in Childhood Adversity
  • Research advisors: Laura Germine, Jordan Smoller

Kristina Tester '14

  • Concentration: African and African American Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Increasing the Effectiveness of Health Care Delivery in Rural Areas: A Case Study of Village Health Teams and Childhood Malnutrition in Rukungiri District, Uganda
  • Research advisor: Jean Comaroff

Barbara Trejo '14

  • Concentration: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Rice Fortification as an Intervention to Target Micronutrient Deficiencies: A Review on Precedents, Current Efforts, and Future Directions
  • Research advisor: Karen Michels

Viroopa Volla '14

  • Concentration: Economics; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Estimating the Impacts of Supreme Court Decisions on Market Valuation for GMO Producers: An Empirical Approach
  • Research advisor: Paula Chu

Summer 2012

Emmanuella Asabor '13

  • Concentration: History and Science
  • Research: The Negro Heart: Syphilis, Civilization, and the Race Problem in American Cardiology, 1925-1945
  • Research advisor: David S. Jones

Benjana Guraziu '13

  • Concentration: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Access to Quality Healthcare for Immigrants in London
  • Research advisor: Warner Slack

Samita Mohanasundaram '14

  • Concentration: Environmental Science and Public Policy; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: From Our Gardens to Our Bodies: The Leukemogenic Potential of the Agricultural Pesticide Mancozeb
  • Research advisor: Susan Wason

Daniel Okubo '13

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Fiscal Health Vital Signs: An Ethnography of a Non-medical Approach to Improving Health in Codman Square
  • Research advisors: Arthur Kleinman, Maria Stalford

Debanjan Pain '13

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Operational Characteristics of Eight Different HIV Assays
  • Research advisor: Amanda Pinkston

Sachin Patel '13

  • Concentration: Chemical and Physical Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Diabetes Risk Assessment and Illness Perception among Urban Native Americans
  • Research advisor: Dennis Norman

Brittany Powell '13

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Rapid Ethnographic Asessement of Key Informants in Household Chart Program in Neno, Malawi
  • Research advisor: Paul Farmer

Mythili Prabhu '13

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Strategies for Addressing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Public Policy and Scientific Suggestions for Addressing the Global Burden of COPD
  • Research advisor: Jayaraj Rajagopal

Pei (Paige) Qin '13

  • Concentration: Economics; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Who Pays for Health Insurance? Public and Private Sector Labor Market Responses to Rising Health Care Costs
  • Research advisor: Michael Chernew

Karen Villegas '13

  • Concentration: Environmental Science and Public Policy; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: A Nation at Risk: Evaluating National Policies Addressing the Nutrition Transition in Chile, 1998–2013
  • Research advisor: Prachi Sanghavi

Summer 2011

Eberechukwu Anidi '12

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: A Specialty within Its Own Right: The Changing Self-Perception and Professional Expectations of the British General Practitioner
  • Research advisor: Myrna Perez

Samuel Bakkila '12

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Social Inequality and Health
  • Research: HIV/AIDS in Africa: A Colonial and Neoliberal Epidemic
  • Research advisor: Ben Sosnaud

Sandra Fryhofer '12

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Implementation Game: A Study of Insurance Exchange Development in the States
  • Research advisor: Theda Skocpol

Samuel Galler '12

  • Concentration: East Asian Studies; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: The Politics of HIV and Chinese NGOs
  • Research advisors: Arthur Kleinman, Felicity Aulino

Kirsten Jorgensen '12

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Hygiene from Sea to Shore: Mid-20th Century Medical Ships on the Alaskan Frontier
  • Research advisor: Maya Peterson

Anisha Kumar '12

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Reconstructing the Individual: Narratives of Cancer from Young Adult Patients in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Research advisor: Arthur Kleinman

Lavinia Mitroi '12

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: From the Orfanotrofia to the Institutions for Irrecoverables: Tracing the Origins of Institutional Care for Orphaned and Abandoned Children in Romania
  • Research advisor: Charles Nelson

Elizabeth Pinto '12

  • Concentration: Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: “Let’s Invite Them In” versus “We Just Don’t Have the Resources to Support You”: Selective and Non-Selective College Administrators as Creators of Alcohol Policies and Practices, Campus Cultures, and Student Identities, and Implications for Opportunities in Higher Education
  • Research advisor: Chiwen Bao

Angela Primbas '12

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Technology Innovation in Global Health: Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Tanzania
  • Research advisor: Robert Bates

Matthew Young '12

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Death with Dignity: The Impact of Interest Groups in U.S. Ballot Initiative Campaigns
  • Research advisor: Bernard Fraga

Summer 2010

Eric (Ricky) Hanzich '11

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Senator Edward M. Kennedy: Policy Entrepreneur for United States Health Care Reform
  • Research advisor: Elizabeth Wikler

Christine Kaufmann '11

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Restoring Their Health and Dignity: Health Education Initiatives in Farm Security Administration Migratory Labor Camps
  • Research advisor: Mariel Wolfson

Katherine Kim '11

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Unraveling HIV’s Disproportionate Impact on Young Women: An Agent-Based Model of Age-Dependent Mate Choice on the Dynamics and Fitness Consequences of Sexuality
  • Research advisor: Charlie Nunn

Phoebe Kuo '11

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Emergent Transfers for Specialized Hand Care: When Are They Necessary?
  • Research advisors: Charles Day, Michael Botta

Sarah Maxwell '11

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Social Suffering and Its Transformation: The Senegalese Immigrant Experience in Boston, New York City, and Barcelona
  • Research advisors: Arthur Kleinman, Duana Fullwiley

Abigail Schiff '11

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Effects of the AUGE Health Care Reform on the Practice of Medicine in Chile: Differences between the Public and Private Sectors
  • Research advisor: Zirui Song

Michelle Seslar '11

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Constructing the Provider-Patient Relationship: How Providers’ Ideals Interact with Systemic Constraints to Shape Practices
  • Research advisor: Mary Ruggie

Jonathan Warsh '11

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy
  • Research: Cancer Politics: Interest Groups and Disease Funding, 1980–2007
  • Research advisor: Daniel Carpenter

Summer 2009

Frank Chen '10

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Knowledge, Education, and Preventive Behavior: Assessing a Hepatitis B Health Education Program for Asian and Pacific Islanders in Boston
  • Research advisor: Zirui Song

Christopher Chen '10

  • Concentration: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Antiobiotic Resistance and Health Policy
  • Research advisor: Amitabh Chandra

Jonathan (JJ) Diah '10

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: A Case Study of Political Response to Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS: Botswana and South Africa
  • Research advisor: Susannah Rose

Marianne Eagan '10

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: The Right of the Individual to Have Small Pox if He Wants It: A Reevaluation of Jacobson v. Massachusetts and Compulsory Vaccination
  • Research advisor: Mariel Wolfson

Natalia Festa '10

  • Concentration: Sociology; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: More than Just Class: Understanding How Social Networks Shape Parenting Strategies
  • Research advisors: Jason Beckfield, Anne Owens

Shiv Gaglani '10

  • Concentration: Engineering Sciences; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Incentives and Obstacles Influencing the Implementation of Health Information Technology in Chile
  • Research advisor: Susannah Rose

Jackie Hsieh '10

  • Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: The Perfect Match: A Study of MD candidate Choice to Pursue Primary Care
  • Research advisor: Zirui Song

Jessica Luna '10

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: We Can’t Afford (Not) to Eat This Way: Food Stamp Users and the Alternative Food Movement
  • Research advisor: Tim Nelson

Maxwell Nwaru '10

  • Concentration: History and Science; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Tracing Investigations of Disease: The Epidemiological Society of London and Cholera, 1860–1880
  • Research advisor: Jennifer Thomson

Dwight Pope '10

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Not One-Size-Fits-All: Negotiating Health Resources Post-Incarceration
  • Research advisors: Bruce Western, Eva Rosen

Sanjey Sivanesan '10

  • Concentration: Government; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: The Lost Legacy of George H.W. Bush: A Look into the Derailment of Healthcare Policy in the Bush Administration
  • Research advisor: Roger Porter

Raquel Toledo '10

  • Concentration: Sociology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Re-examining the Epidemiological Paradox: Acculturation and Well-Being among Latina Immigrants
  • Research advisor: Van Tran

Bianca Verma '10

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Segmented Selves: Success, Sadness, and Society Among Second-Generation Indian American Youth in Queens, New York
  • Research advisors: Arthur Kleinman, Andy McDowell

Summer 2008

Shubha Bhat '09

  • Concentration: Economics; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Element of Survival: Isolating the Causal Effect of Access to Iodized Salt on Child Health in India
  • Research advisor: Erica Field

Kathryn Brubaker '09

  • Concentration: Social Studies; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Compromising for Coverage: The Politics of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Reform
  • Research advisor: Aaron Mauck

Katharine Burmaster '09

  • Concentration: Psychology; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Bridging the Gap: Developing and Implementing Mental Health Services in the Slums of Delhi
  • Research advisor: Clifford Lo

Nicolae Done '09

  • Concentration: Biochemical Sciences; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Reactions to Change: Doctors’ Opinions on the Effects of Primary Healthcare Reforms in Romania
  • Research advisor: Susannah Rose

Kayla Feld '09

  • Concentration: Government; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: AIDS and Regulations: The Convergence of Public Health and Human Rights
  • Research advisor: Alex de Waal

Isabella Lai '09

  • Concentration: Neurobiology; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Zebrafish Model System: Current and Future Health Policy
  • Research advisor: Amie Shei

Gilda Medina '09

  • Concentration: Social Studies; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Transnational Perceptions, from the Dominican Republic to the United States: Cultural Experiences and Health Systems
  • Research advisor: Mark Pachucki

Brian Na '09

  • Concentration: History and Science; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Mental Hygiene, Schools and Children: The “Maladjusted” Story of Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Research advisor: Kevin Stoller

Urvesh Shelat '09

  • Concentration: History and Science; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Little Power, Great Responsibility: Sir Henry Willink and the British Ministry of Health 1943–1945
  • Research advisor: John Mathew

Summer 2007

Denise Diaz-Arenas '08

  • Concentration: History and Science; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Salubrity, Hygiene, and Public Health in Revolutionary Mexico (1910–1940)
  • Research advisor: Alex Medico

Elizabeth Kolbe '08

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Health Policy; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Framing Disability: A Content Analysis on Media Agenda-Setting of Disability Issues in a Political Context
  • Research advisors: Meredith Rosenthal, Kalahn Taylor-Clark

John Lin '08

  • Concentration: Economics; Secondary Field in Health Policy
  • Research: Health Insurance for the Homeless: Why Medicaid May Not Be Enough
  • Research advisor: Meredith Rosenthal

Aditi Mallick '08

  • Concentration: Social Studies; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Making Motherhood Safer: An Analysis of Maternal Health Care Initiatives in Nepal
  • Research advisor: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Michael Miltenberger '08

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Health Policy; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Pay for Performance and Practice Transformation: How Financial Incentives Drive the Process Changes that Generate Better Quality
  • Research advisor: Meredith Rosenthal

Brian Rose '08

  • Concentration: Economics; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: A “Poison Pill”? Explanations for Black/White Differentials in the Prevalence of Severe Hypertension from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
  • Research advisor: Ellen Meara

Summer 2006

Anne Conlin '07

  • Concentration: Social Studies; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Community Health Centers as Positive Lifeworld Colonization: Habermas and Health Care Inequalities
  • Research advisor: Aaron Mauck

Ifunanya Ejebe '07

  • Concentration: Biology; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Improving the Health Outcomes of People with Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria
  • Research advisor: Hector Rodriguez

Maya Frommer '07

  • Concentration: Government; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Increasing Influence: Can Domestic Pharmaceutical Organizations Have an International Impact?
  • Research advisor: Hector Rodriguez

Alexis Pozen '07

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Health Policy; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Does the U.S. Get What it Pays for? A Comparison of Health Outcomes in the U.S. and Canada
  • Research advisors: David Cutler, Joseph Newhouse

Robert Rogers '07

  • Concentration: Economics; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: State-Led Efforts at Expanding Health Insurance Coverage: Was the Funding Mechanism for Maine’s Dirigo Health Reform Viable?
  • Research advisor: Nancy Kane

Meghan Tieu '07

  • Concentration: Economics; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Health Care Philanthroprenuers: Bridging the Gap between Philanthropic Endeavors and Sustainable Business Plans for Health Care Provision
  • Research advisor: Hector Rodriguez

Summer 2005

Lindsay Crouse '06

  • Concentration: History; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: “It Left Us With Nothing”: The Dop System on South African Wine Farms in the Twentieth Century
  • Research advisor: Sara Byala

Malini Daniel '06

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Biology and International Policy; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Subverting STIs and Stigmatization: The Automated Needle Exchange and Disposal System (ANEDS) as a Solution to STI Transmission and Stigmatization of Intravenous Drug Users
  • Research advisor: David Bloom

Joseph Hanzich '06, died, Sept 2007

  • Concentration: Government; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: A Perplexing Prescription: Precompetitive Proposals, Prescription Drugs, and the Passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003
  • Research advisor: Roger Porter

Navin Kumar '06

  • Concentration: Sanskrit and Indian Studies; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Assessing the Role of Caste Identification as a Health Determinant in the Indian States of Bihar and Tamil Nadu
  • Research advisor: Manoj Mohanan

Om Lala '06

  • Concentration: Government; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: The Political Economy of Self-Regulation and Institutional Path Dependence: Explaining the Resistance to Institutional Change in India's Medical Councils
  • Research advisor: David Bloom

Michelle Sonia '06

  • Concentration: Environmental Science and Public Policy; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Redeveloping Ground Zero: A Lost Opportunity for Innovation
  • Research advisor: Sheila Jasanoff

Summer 2004

Jordan Bohnen '05

  • Concentration: Special Concentration in Health Policy; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Quality Improvement Collaboratives: Performance and Design – A Systematic Review of Cooperative Efforts to Improve the Delivery of Health Care Services
  • Research advisors: Warner Slack, Richard Frank

Stephanie Dorvil '05

  • Concentration: Government; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Lost in Translation: A Comparative Study of Limited English Proficiency Policy Processes and Outcomes of Twin Cities
  • Research advisors: Daniel Carpenter, Debra Joy Perez

Cornelia Griggs '05

  • Concentration: History and Science; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Systems Breakdown: The Politics of Error in American Medicine and the Evolution of the Patient Safety Movement
  • Research advisor: Christine Wenc

Karin Shieh '05

  • Concentration: History and Science; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Prescriptive Boundaries: Pharmacy’s Battle for Social Control and Professional Authority, 1940–1955
  • Research advisor: Maria Trumpler

Molly Simmons '05

  • Concentration: Anthropology; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: Questioning Morality: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Israeli Soldiers Serving During the Intifada
  • Research advisor: Arthur Kleinman

Eli Sprecher '05

  • Concentration: Government; Certificate in Health Policy
  • Research: The Strange Case of Medicaid: How the Inclusion of the Elderly in Medicaid Explains Its Political Viability
  • Research advisor: Andrea Campbell