“Following my first year of medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I spent the summer in Geneva, taking courses at the World Health Organization and working at the GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership that finances vaccine programs in developing countries,” he says. “Last year, I completed a M.P.H. at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, focusing on biostatistics and humanitarian emergencies. I also had the opportunity to travel to Lebanon to design and implement a health survey of elderly Syrian refugees."
“Today I’m leading efforts to evaluate the largest U.S.-funded nutrition program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country wracked by decades of conflict and malnutrition. When this research concludes, I’ll return to Wisconsin to complete my final year of medical school and pursue a residency in emergency medicine.
“Eventually, I plan to seek out a faculty position at an academic medical center that will allow me to practice clinical medicine, pursue research overseas, and perhaps teach the next generation of leaders in global health.”