Current CHPR Master's Students
News and Updates
Congratulations to CHPR students Megan Alexander and Lina Vadlamani, both of whom were selected to receive the 2015-2016 Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, and to Vy Tran, who received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award and the Newman Civic Fellows Award.
The Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement to Megan and Lina recognizes “truly extraordinary students for their exceptional accomplishments in academic endeavors such as superb course-related work, unusual achievement in independent research, success in national competitions of an academic nature, or published writing or other presentations for a national audience.” Recipients are nominated by Stanford faculty and selected by the Dean’s Award Committee.
Vy was selected for a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Mexico. She will engage in community-based participatory research in Oaxaca, Mexico and represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador while there, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Mexico. Selection for the prestigious Fulbright is based on many factors, including academic record and the extent to which the project will help to advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community.
Vy also received the Newman Civic Fellows Award, which honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.
My name is Megan Alexander and I am majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Preventive Medicine (anticipated graduation in Spring 2017). I am passionate about empowering others to attain long-term good health through optimizing everyday lifestyle choices. The knowledge and skills I gain from the CHPR M.S. Program will be extremely helpful to me in my future career as a prevention-focused medical doctor. In my free time, I love cooking and exploring new places!
My name is Allison DeCastro and I am a Psychology major with a specialization in Health and Development, and a minor in Spanish (anticipated graduation in Spring 2016). I am excited about the CHPR M.S. program because of the opportunity to research and learn about community health, specifically community mental health, and to work with an organization in the community. One fun fact about me is that I still remember all of my locker combinations from middle and high school.
My name is Onisha Etkins and I am a Science Technology & Society major with a concentration in Life Sciences and Biotechnology. I plan to complete my BA degree in the Spring of 2016. I am interested in a M.S. in CHPR because it will allow me to apply my interests in community health into a research-oriented mindset, focused on prevention and finding solutions that specifically cater to community needs. A fun fact is that in 2014 I traveled to 6 different countries (Mexico, India, Spain, Italy, England and France).
Hello! My name is Luis Garcia, and I am majoring in Human Biology ('16) with a concentration in Infectious Diseases and Global Health. Through the CHPR M.S. Program, I hope not only to develop robust quantitative research skills, but also to better understand the burden of chronic disease, particularly in communities of color and lower socioeconomic status. In the future, I hope to attend medical school and complement my medical training with upstream strategies for prevention and research to better serve vulnerable populations. Outside of health, I am passionate about educational equity, hiking, and writing short stories.
My name is Jo Getz and I'm a Computer Science major on the information track (anticipated graduation in 2016). I'm excited for the CHPR program because it will help me gain the necessary tools to apply my CS background to varying issues within the healthcare industry, as well as study the effects public policy can play in healthcare. Fun fact: I was once stung by a bee on the inside of my left ear canal and couldn't hear for a week.
My name is Nicole Giron and I am majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in Health and Health Policy in Underserved Communities, as well as minoring in Spanish. I will be graduating in the Spring of 2016 and am eager to continue my studies with the CHPR M.S. program. I am excited to be a part of this program because it will allow me to more deeply and technically develop my interest in community health, enabling me to provide better care for others in the future. A fun fact about me: I have travelled to more countries than I have states!
My name is Tim Schurz, a Human Biology major and a Classics minor with an anticipated graduation in Spring 2016. I am incredibly excited for the Community Health and Prevention Research M.S. program to help me gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make a significant and global impact in health care. Fun fact about me, I grew up in the country of Zambia and had a pet chameleon named Johnny.
My name is Dylan Simmons, and I am a Sociology major in the Class of 2017. I am excited to integrate my education and experience in social sciences and intersectional feminist and gender studies with the CHPR program. Although I am eager to work on several facets of community health and prevention, I am particularly interested in minimizing queer and trans health disparities through community intervention. In my free time, I enjoy reading, yoga, tabletop gaming, and playing with my tuxedo cat Glenys.
My name is Katie Toothman. I'm currently studying Human Biology; my Area of Concentration is "Social and Environmental Determinants of Health". I am also set to have a minor in Classics. I anticipate to be done with this degree in Spring 2016. This CHPR Master's program appeals to me for a variety of reasons; it's fairly flexible, very hands on, and the internship component will give me a chance to wholeheartedly explore the variety of communities that surround Stanford University's campus. One day I hope to become a dentist; I love the idea of exploring dental health within certain community health contexts.
I'm Vy (pronounced "VEE") Tran, and I am a Human Biology Major with a concentration in Equitable Care for Diverse, Underserved Communities (expected 2016). I grew up in a rural village in Vietnam – in a house built from dried mud and the only sources of light were the sun and man-made fire. I have an immense gratitude for life. My daily soul nourishments include embracing opportunities to learn from and to connect with others – discovering each person's unique story. I hope to make a difference in health care, immigration, and education. I am excited about the CHPR M.S. Program because I aspire to pursue a career in medicine as a community health advocate and as a family physician.
My name is Lina Vadlamani, and I am a Human Biology major concentrating in Global Health Policy (anticipated graduation in Spring 2016). I am particularly interested in preventive health and primary care access in disadvantaged populations. I'm incredibly excited to start the CHPR MS program this fall and learn more about how culturally-sensitive and cost effective programs can be designed to encourage better chronic disease prevention and management in low income communities. I enjoy volunteering with Pacific Free Clinic and Team HBV, and spend much of my free time pretending that my life is a Bollywood movie, complete with impromptu dance sequences.
My name is Shannon Xue and I am an Economics major, graduating in Spring 2016. I am interested in epidemiological modeling and quantifying the impact of generic entrants and pharmaceutical pricing on population health and access to treatments. I am especially looking forward to the CHPR program, as it will allow me to explore the intersection of healthcare and economics in more depth.
My name is Emily Amundson and I recently graduated from Pepperdine University. During my undergraduate career I spent significant time studying and working overseas in the medical industry. The experiences I had abroad have made me extremely passionate about preventing chronic disease through nutritional interventions. I am thrilled to pursue the CHPR M.S. to further develop this drive and learn more about what it takes to empower others to live abundantly by making intentional lifestyle choices on a day-to-day basis. One fun fact about me is that while I was living in China I spontaneously created a health food brand that is now very popular amongst the Shanghai locals and expats!
I am excited about the CHPR M.S. program because I want to learn more about how to appropriately and effectively engage with communities different from my own through the awesome CHPR courses as well as the community internship. A fun fact about me is that I really like cooking - especially with obscure ingredients. I enjoy thinking of creative ways to use parts of vegetables that are usually thrown away, for example carrot greens or broccoli stems, so that I minimize the amount of food wasted in my kitchen.
My name is Mandeep Chahal and I graduated with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis. Since graduation, I have conducted neuroscience research at the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab, and I am leading the domestic violence prevention program at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto. I strongly believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right yet many communities do not have access to the healthcare they need. The knowledge and skills I will learn from CHPR will allow me to address health inequities faced by women, communities of color, and recent immigrants. In the future, I plan to attend medical school and serve low-income and at-need populations. In my free time I love trying new recipes and new books!
My name is Amelia Chen and I was a Human Biology major with a concentration in the Development of Brain and Behavior (Spring 2016). I’m excited to begin the CHPR M.S. program to pursue my passion for public health and healthcare accessibility. I hope explore health disparities at both local and global levels, and eventually would like to continue my studies in medical school.
Hello! I'm Phil Delrosario. I'm a filmmaker, storyteller, and aspiring physician. I've produced several creative projects ranging from short films, documentaries, to stage plays. By interweaving my artistic endeavors with clinical and sociological research, I hope to find novel ways to explore health narratives, advocate for underserved communities, and promote positive social change in healthcare. Ultimately, the Masters program will train me to approach medical challenges with flexible solutions grounded in extensive research and inspired by the expertise and insights of other fields and specialties.
Juliah Shay Kim
My name is Juliah Shay Kim and I graduated from Pomona College (’16) as a neuroscience major. As a CHPR student, I am excited for the opportunity to directly work with communities in the Bay Area. In particular, I am interested in studying chronic diseases affecting low-socioeconomic communities. A fun fact about me is that I played basketball at Pomona and overseas in the UK.
My name is Nicole Jackson and I am an Urban Studies major ('18). I’m excited about the Community Health and Prevention Research Program because I am passionate about issues of health and education equity. One fun fact about me is that I took time off from school to work in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General in Washington D.C.
My name is Christopher Martin, and I recently completed the pre-medical post-baccalaureate program at the University of Virginia. I received my degree in Human Biology from Stanford in 2015, concentrating in Public Health for Underserved Communities. My interest in such communities fuels my interest in the CHPR M.S. program, as I want the skills needed to address the health inequities I witnessed growing up. My long-term goal is to be both a physician and community health advocate. Fun fact: I’m obsessed with the Dallas Mavericks (loving them is complicated).
Hello! I’m Paolo. A long time ago I was a molecular geneticist in Los Angeles, and I used to immortalize cells from foreskin of newly circumcised babies. Seriously, look it up, it’s a thing. I loved being a bench scientist who worked on wound-healing research, but I really wanted to get know my community beyond the walls of the research hospital, so I joined AmeriCorps and became a reading intervention teacher in South Central LA. I haven’t looked back ever since. I’ve been in the field of education for over 20 years now, and I’m in my 4th year as a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education. I’m excited to be here because my research bridges CHPR with Education by examining how pedagogies that create space for children’s ideas to be engaged affect their health and potential to thrive. My hypothesis is that great instructional practices not only help students learn more, but help them become happier and healthier individuals. This is a relatively new turn in my research interests, so ping me if you’re interested in this too!
My name is Amia Nash and I graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015 as a public health major with minors in biology, sociology, and religious studies. This past academic year, I was a Stanford Health 4 All fellow and interned with Stanford Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, focusing on mental health advocacy for Asian American Adolescents. I am excited for the CHPR program because I am passionate about health as a social justice issue, and improving the health and well-being of underrepresented populations. One fun fact about me is that I was a D1 cross country and track athlete in college, and I am currently a member of Stanford’s Running Club team.
My name is Allison Nguyen, and I graduated from Stanford in 2015 as a Human Biology major with a concentration in Community Health and Preventive Medicine. As part of the CHPR M.S. program, I’m excited to gain a better understanding of the social and environmental factors that impact the health of disenfranchised populations.
Fun fact: I experience ordinal linguistic personification (letters and numbers have personalities).
My name is Devika Patel, and I am a Product Design Engineering major (anticipated graduation in Fall 2016). I enjoy designing and making products and experiences, and am excited to bring those experiences into the field of community health. I am particularly excited in the CHPR program because I am interested in preventative health and wellbeing in global health settings. I'm excited to apply my engineering and design thinking background to these issues in the healthcare industry. Fun fact: I have a black belt in tae kwon do!
My name is AJ Rios and I am a Human Biology major (Spring 2017) with a concentration in Technology in Community Health. I was born and raised on the island of Guam - a place where chronic diseases run rampant. Consequently, my academic interests surround chronic disease prevention and I was naturally drawn to the CHPR M.S. Program. I hope to eventually return home and make a difference by utilizing technology as a preventative solution to chronic diseases.
Fun fact: I once competed as an international table tennis player.
My name is Linn Aasly, and I am an international student from Norway. I moved to the US to attend college, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Biology and Pre-medical studies in December 2015. I believe the future of health care is rooted in prevention, and the key to accomplishing this on a large scale is developing accessible and realistic measures suited for all individuals. I am thrilled to have been given the chance to attend the CHPR program, and look forward to deepen my knowledge in this field.
One fun fact about me is that I have lived in 5 different countries.
My name is Sabina Aliev and I have been back in my native city of San Francisco for a year after studying chemistry for four years at Haverford College. Over the past 5 years, I have conducted research for the Wraparound Project, an organization that works to address the root causes of youth violence and reduce hospital readmission rates those most at risk, while also working alongside doctors as a scribe in the emergency room at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for the past year. My interest in health has always been inspired by community-level work and I am excited that the CHPR's approach to community health and prevention research aligns with my vision and goal of practicing medicine. English is my third language and I played squash in college.
Tatiana Baquero Devis
My name is Tatiana Baquero Devis and I am Human Biology major with a concentration in Health and Health Policy (Spring 2017). I moved to Los Angeles from Bogota, Colombia when I was 12 years old. I am very excited to be a part of the CHPR program and develop research skills for a future career in medicine as a doctor who is dedicated to serving at a community level, not just at the individual level, and have a better understanding of how to address health disparities within the immigrant community. I also love working with children of all ages, education equity, and salsa and bachata dancing.
My name is Shreyas Bharadwaj and I am a passionate bay area native and recent graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior. Throughout my undergraduate career, my focus has centered on understanding how differential socioeconomic pressures lead to starkly dissimilar population-wide health outcomes. Consequently, I have ventured to develop domestic and international perspectives on population health by working in contexts ranging from the food deserts of urban Sacramento to remote villages in rural Tamil Nadu.
I am excited about the CHPR program because of its emphasis on interdisciplinary education. As a student and aspiring physician, I hope to further cultivate my interests in epidemiology, medicine, and consumer technology to sustainably elevate the health status of underserved populations.
Andrea Nadosy Bunt
I graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Biological Anthropology and then from Harvard Business School with an MBA. After business school, I ran a company that designed and produced stylish tech accessories. In 2011, after the birth of my first child, my focus shifted entirely to the importance of prenatal and childhood health. I am thrilled to be matriculating in the CHPR M.S. program and am particularly excited about pursuing my interest in prenatal and childhood nutrition as well as exposures to certain environmental toxins.
Fun fact: I have three pet chickens. They spend most of their time roaming our backyard, but I have been known - much to my husband's (understandable) horror - to let them wander into our kitchen for a snack.
My name is Michelle Chin and I am studying Human Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences (anticipated graduation in Spring 2017). I’m very excited to start the CHPR coterm because I am particularly interested in management of diseases and disorders that affect underrepresented patients. I also hope to gain a deeper understanding of how to design, implement and analyze studies to address these health disparities.
Fun fact: I enjoy learning martial arts and am a member of Stanford Wushu!
My name is Seo-Ho Cho and I graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Food and Nutrition Studies. The focus of my research during the undergraduate years was the nutritional crisis that developing countries face, especially the crisis that pregnant women and infants face in North Korea. I am excited to pursue the CHPR M.S. program to further enhance and expand my knowledge in chronic disease prevention and control efforts in communities from local to international levels.
One fun fact about me is that I am a TEDster - a TED enthusiast. A TEDx organizer since 2013, I organized both TEDxSNU and TEDxSeongsu events. I am also a TED translator, and I have attended several TED conferences.
My name is Coraal Cohen and I'm a Stanford senior studying Biology (Fall 2017). As someone with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), I am excited about the possibility of developing nutrition and lifestyle interventions through CHPR to improve the lives of others with IBD and related chronic illnesses.
A fun fact about me is that I was born and raised in the southernmost point of the United States: Key West, Florida.
My name is Amanda Cooper and I am thrilled to be joining the CHPR program. I have spent the past 15 years volunteering/interning/working in hospitals in 3 different states, and have definitely become concerned about healthcare disparities within these different communities. Another project that I am passionate about and have been part of for the past 10 years is the fully immersive, 24-hour-a-day program working with, teaching, and supporting four underprivileged children. My undergraduate majors were Neuroscience and Family Studies with a minor in Music.
Fun fact: I love running and have run a marathon and multiple half marathons and shorter races.
My name is Tessa Eckley and I am a Biology major with a concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology (Spring 2017). I am very excited to be part of the CHPR program, where I can explore my interests in medicine and public health. I plan to attend medical school, and the CHPR program provides an excellent opportunity to study medicine from a more community-based, interdisciplinary perspective. In my free time, I love to sing, and I have performed in a cappella, musical theatre, and opera on campus.
Hello, my name is Mark Freeman and my passions are rooted in the pursuit of health equity. I graduated from UC Davis in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and worked the following year as an advisor at the Stanford Haas Center for Public Service. While attending Davis, I was heavily involved with Imani Clinic, a student-run free medical clinic located in the underserved Oak Park community of Sacramento. I am beyond grateful to be part of the CHPR program, as I am excited for the opportunity to bridge my interests in community engagement, research, and health. In addition, I hope to explore community centered solutions that utilize for profit businesses to address health care disparities—specifically within marginalized communities.
For fun, I love to dance with friends and sometimes enter hip hop dance competitions.
My name is Yihan Hu, and I am an entrepreneur in the Health IT field living in Beijing, China. My company is called Beijing Ciji Network Technology Co. Ltd, and we focus on two things: 1) Helping Chinese individual clinics in digitalization 2) Providing online healthcare management solutions for corporations to improve their labor productivity and wellness. I was an international affairs major from the George Washington University. After graduation I worked in the Ministry of Health of China in State-owned Hospital System Reform Office and then I became an Analyst in Morgan Stanley Beijing Office focusing in Healthcare investment. I founded the company in 2015 with four other partners. I am very excited to pursue my passion in public health with the Stanford CHPR program!
My name is Lina Khoeur and I am a Human Biology major with a concentration in Brain and Behavior (Spring 2018). I am extremely invested in studying the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and how these identities contribute to differences in healthcare access. Through the CHPR Master’s Program, I hope to contribute to a body of research that results in pragmatic solutions to health care disparities, and allows historically under-served populations to better live their fullest lives. In my free time, I love rock climbing, typography, fighting for social justice, and organizing huge brunch get-togethers.
My name is Caleb Kumar. I am a Science, Technology and Society major with a self-designed concentration in Biotechnology. I am excited to be a part of the CHPR program and explore public health solutions to current unmet medical needs. I am looking forward to learning more about clinical medicine, comorbidities and prediction, and prevention of disease. In my undergraduate career, I have developed products in biotechnology, data security and IoT.
My name is Cecilia Lang-Ree, and I graduated with a degree in Psychology with a focus in Health & Development from Stanford University in 2017. I am particularly interested in issues of mental health accessibility, especially as promoted with technology, as well as gendered health disparities and sexual assault. During my time at Stanford, I was part of a research team that conducted a nationwide survey about sexual assault that we used to develop a more nuanced, effective anti-assault training program for universities. I hope to continue similar work, perhaps integrating sex education, mental health, and wellness, in CHPR! When I'm not in the classroom, I am a competitive member of the Stanford Equestrian Team and lifelong actress.
Hi! I'm Adrienne Lazaro and I am excited to soak up everything CHPR has to offer. I graduated from UC Davis in 2011 with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and a minor in Chicano Studies and then decided to spend time being a full-time mom. Following those years, I worked at a teen clinic in the East Bay counseling adolescents in reproductive and other health topics. I am proud to have attended Stanford Health 4 All in the 2015-2016 cohort, where I was able to build on my experiences in community health education. Currently, I work for the research labs of Dr. Prochaska from the Stanford Prevention Research Center and Dr. Halpern-Felsher from the Department of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford. I have progressed both personally and professionally through my experiences at Stanford and I look forward to continuing to grow with the support of the SPRC community.
My name is Mika Limcaoco, I am a Human Biology major concentrating in Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Health (Spring ’17). Having grown up in the Philippines, a country with a weak public health infrastructure, I’ve always wanted to get into preventive health because of its cost-effectiveness and untapped potential. I hope that being in the CHPR program can help me gain the skill set I need to improve preventive health outcomes globally and domestically. In my free time, I write for my Stanford sketch comedy group The Robber Barons. Check them out!
My name is Ani Movsisyan and I graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and with minors in Professional Writing and Studio Art. Shortly after, I worked at the UC Davis MIND Institute as a Research Coordinator and decided to focus my career in providing quality healthcare and research opportunities to families from underrepresented communities. I look forward to beginning the CHPR program at Stanford University, and to learning the socioeconomic reasons underlying health care inequalities. With this knowledge, I hope to develop reliable health care systems in my local community, as well as in my home country of Armenia.
A fun fact about me is that I enjoy landscape painting.
My name is Tiondrae Pier, and I am a Human Biology major with a Concentration in Sex and Gender Diversity in Health (Spring 2018). I am so very excited for the opportunity to interrogate intersections of medicine, innovation, and identity when considering risk prevention. I am interested HIV prevention, sex/gender, sexual orientation, and how these factors coalesce.
A fun fact about me: I have been building a digital music library I always have with me from the age of 8!
My name is Brittany Pike, a recent graduate from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (’17). As an undergraduate, I spent much of my time pursuing pediatric asthma research, and serving as President of a student organization known as Nursing Students Promoting Initiatives to Reinforce Equality (NSPIRE). Through my research and service experiences, I developed a passion for preventative medicine, chronic disease management and promotion of health equity in underserved communities. I am thrilled to pursue the CHPR M.S. program at Stanford to learn more about how to utilize evidence-based interventions and primary prevention to address community health challenges, particularly in underserved communities.
Fun fact: I enjoy traveling to new places and have the goal of meeting a new friend on every continent. My most recent travels abroad were to Cambodia and Thailand, and I value the lifelong friendships I established in Asia greatly.
My name is Ambri Pukhraj and I am thrilled to return to Stanford, where I was an H4A Fellow in 2014.
I am a former teacher and a current worker-owner at The Cheese Board Collective in Berkeley. I have also worked at various non-profit organizations. Every job and volunteer position I’ve enjoyed has offered me an opportunity to connect with the community it serves, and this focus on community health is what attracts me to CHPR. I hope to work in health advocacy and health intervention roles with organizations focused on underserved communities, providing education and tools to positively influence health outcomes.
I live in Oakland with my partner, where we are often on a quest for excellent bagels and pizza.
Hi! My name is Elizabeth, but I go by Betsy. Prior to completing my pre-med studies at Georgetown University, I studied journalism, evolutionary biology, and medical anthropology at UC Santa Cruz. After graduating, I spent two years as a molecular biologist for Ion Torrent, a biotech company that’s making next-generation genetic sequencing faster and cheaper. After a brief stint learning German and working on a farm in Austria, I continued my pursuit of medicine by working for a dermatological clinic that provides non-profit services for underprivileged teenagers in East Palo Alto. I’m excited to be a part of the CHPR M.S. program for the unique opportunity to become an effective advocate for the community health issues I value most, including addiction and global health.
My name is Dilpreet Sahota and I graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology, with an emphasis in Human and Health Biology. I have become heavily involved in grassroots level community work mainly with the local and international Punjabi/Sikh community in form of health education, clinics, interventional education workshops, and research. I aspire to become a physician to serve the medically disadvantaged Central Valley of California, focusing on aiding marginalized communities to overcome the gap in access to healthcare that is present today. I am excited to pursue the CHPR M.S. to further develop the skills needed to empower communities to gain access to the care they deserve.
Fun fact: I dance for a competitive team during my free time!
My name is Robert Shi, and I am a sociology major in Stanford University’s class of 2018. I am honored to be a part of the CHPR program because I think it offers incredibly relevant and important curriculum useful for any life/career path. I hope to use what I have learned as an undergraduate and what I will learn in CHPR, especially concerning health issues of low socioeconomic status individuals, towards a potential career in medicine. In my free time, I enjoy listening to new and different kinds of music, and I love photography and videography.
My name is Muzz Shittu and I majored in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Health and Infectious Disease (Spring 2017). I'm excited to think about health problems from a systems-level perspective! I'm from Nigeria, but live in Amman, Jordan.
Annie Robinson Woods
My name is Annie Robinson Woods. I am pursuing a CHPR Master’s degree to better understand how food choices impact our health and well-being, on both an individual and community level. The long-term health effects of organic food, food additives, and plant-based diets are of particular interest to me. I am currently the owner/manager of a small, organic farm in Healdsburg, CA. Prior to this, I was a management consultant and administrator for various health care organizations including hospitals, academic medical centers, and a community health clinic. I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in History and I have a MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
My name is Samantha Wong and I am a History minor and Human Biology major, with a concentration in Chronic Disease and Community Health (Spring 2018). I am excited to be a part of the CHPR M.S. program because I want to explore ways of optimizing health and health equity through an interdisciplinary perspective, especially in underserved communities.
A fun fact about me: I love to write, and I have worked at The Stanford Daily for the past three years as both a writer and an editor.
Hello! My name is Sylvia Zhang, and I am a Human Biology major (Spring 2017) with a concentration in Biological and Social Determinants of Human Development. Over the years, I’ve obtained a broad understanding of how many different factors influence health status, and my personal and academic experiences have made me increasingly aware of my interest in public health. I’m particularly interested in the CHPR M.S. Program because of its emphasis on promoting health and wellness through education, advocacy, and behavior change.
Fun fact, I’m ambidextrous!