This year’s Husky 100 awards have recognized two students within the Department of Global Health (DGH) for making the most of their time at the University of Washington. These students truly exemplify the Husky experience, applying what they learn to make a difference inside the classroom, in our communities and beyond.
Congratulations to our student global health leaders!
Meet the DGH students who received this highly competitive recognition:
My unique experience studying and researching mental health in 12 countries has informed my work in medicine and global health. As I move towards a career in psychiatry, I will continue to learn from and collaborate with colleagues at home and abroad to better serve our communities and patients. Thank you to my family, mentors, and friends for their support throughout this journey, and to the University of Washington for fostering an exceptional learning environment.
My experiences at UW, whether taking on new teaching roles, coordinating a research project with three community-based organizations in Seattle, or as an NPGH Fogarty Research Scholar in Kenya – in addition to having incredibly supportive mentors – have helped shape my career and life in a way that provides me with joy, community, and fulfillment, while also challenging me. I am interested in holistic service delivery models which address social determinants of health among communities who have been historically underserved and ensure individuals have access to affordable, culturally sensitive, and high-quality support. In my research, I aim to demonstrate how community-based participatory approaches can be combined with implementation science to conduct pragmatic research activities to improve health inequities and establish evidence-based approaches supporting the scale-up and sustainability of locally-developed interventions.