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Class of 2013

Wynne Callon


Wynne Callon is a senior majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School and pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She is a 2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Scholar. Wynne is interested in the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the developing world, the impact of this trend on national health systems, and the ways in which policies can be shaped to address and reduce the burdens associated with rising rates of chronic disease. 

Chuan-jay Jeffrey Chen


Jeffrey Chen is currently a senior in the Molecular Biology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  His interests include health disparities, non-communicable diseases, and the policy behind biomedical research. Jeffrey is currently studying various mutations in KATP channels that cause neonatal diabetes. His future lab work will focus on the molecular mechanisms behind breast cancer metastasis.

Horn Ching


Jack Ching is currently a senior and is pursuing a BSE degree in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department along with the GHP certificate. He plans to apply his quantitative background in improving the design of healthcare delivery and financing systems in the United States. He hopes to contribute to the vision of making quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all.

Stephanie Colello


Stephanie Colello is a senior and is pursuing a major in Slavic Languages and Literatures, as well as a certificate in GHP.  She currently hopes to study the interaction of superstition and medicine in the rural Ural mountains.

Sara Connelly


Sara Connelly is a senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and pursing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She is particularly interested in the evolution of mental illness. She is conducting her senior thesis research on the genetics of autism and depression. Within Global Health, Sara is interested in  the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illness.

Courtney Crumpler


Courtney Crumpler is a senior and an Anthropology major pursuing certificates in Global Health and Health Policy, Latin American Studies and Dance.  She has conducted exploratory research in Brazil and Mozambique and was recently named an Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholar.  This award will support her independent work, which asks critical questions about evidence-making practices and systems of accountability in global health.  For her junior paper and senior thesis, she is exploring how particular approaches to monitoring and evaluation impact programmatic activity and local agency in Mozambique and Brazil.  Courtney also studies visual anthropology and documentary film, global justice, Portuguese and dance. A musician, Courtney leads Princeton Rise Up Singing, a folk-singing circle of students that meets weekly.
 

Jamie Ding


Jamie Ding is a senior and a Molecular Biology major pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. His global health interests include the spread of diseases and methods of disease management.

Raphael Frankfurter


Raphi Frankfurter is a senior and an Anthropology major pursuing the GHP certificate.    He is a 2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Scholar. For the past two summers he has worked with a small NGO in rural Sierra Leone, designing and managing a community health program for civilians amputated during the country's civil war. He is writing his JP on the ways communities receive health development projects in Sierra Leone, and is interested in health systems design, food insecurity, and the effects of extreme poverty on health.

Shirley Gao


Shirley Gao is a senior majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School and pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She became interested in the field of global health after writing a policy paper her junior year of high school, detailing the ways the U.S. could help address Millennium Development Goal 6: Halting and Reversing the Spread of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis. Shirley continues to be very interested in health economics, patent law, journalism, and post-conflict societies. 

Stephanie Gati


Stephanie Gati is a senior in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. Her research interests include infectious disease ecology, malnutrition, and health education. Stephanie plans to attend medical school, and apply this knowledge in a global health setting.

Alexandra Harjo


Allie Harjo is currently a senior in the Molecular Biology department, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. Her academic interests include the epigenetics of cancer, developmental genetics, and the applications of breakthroughs in these fields. As a student in the Global Health and Health Policy Program, she plans to study Native American health, childhood cancer, and childhood disability. Her hobbies include photography and filmmaking, which she would like to incorporate into her global health studies. After graduating from Princeton, she plans to pursue an M.D.

Katherine Hsia


Katie Hsia is a senior in the Chemistry Department pursuing the certificate in Global Health and Heatlh Policy.  She is interested in Environmental Chemistry, as well as the connection between the environmental policy and human health. This coming semester, Katie plans to study chemical water purification systems for her junior independent work.

Florence Hsiao


Florence Hsiao is a senior in the Molecular Biology Department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Dora Huang


Dora Huang is a senior pursuing a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  She is interested in studying the interactions and spread of disease in community-based environments and wider populations. Dora hopes to explore the realistic application of epidemiological models in society as well as the role of local societies in public health interventions.

Stephanie Iantorno


Stephanie Iantorno is a senior and an Anthropology major, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  For her independent research, she plans to study the issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications they have for immunization policy and certain global health initiatives. Stephanie is a member of the Varsity Women's Soccer Team here, loves to run, and also helps out in the Chemistry Outreach Club.  She hopes to attend medical school right after graduating from Princeton.

Marla Jalbut


Marla Jalbut is currently a senior and is a chemistry major pursuing a certificate in global health and health policy. She also is a 2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholar. She intends to build upon her independent work on quorum sensing in bacteria by investigating the disproportionate incidence of Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) infections within certain occupations in the United States, including firefighters and athletes.

Salmaan Kamal


Salmaan Kamal is a senior in the Molecular Biology department, but medical outreach trips to Panama and Sierra Leone motivated him to pursue a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. In Santiago, Panama he assisted in rapid HIV testing and counseling for local schools.  He worked in a community health clinic in Koidu, Sierra Leone. He plans to write a non-lab thesis centering on infectious disease in underserved populations abroad.

Esther Kim


Esther Kim is a senior in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Radomir Kratchmarov


Radomir Kratchmarov is currently a senior pursuing the Neuroscience and Global Health certificates alongside a concentration in Molecular Biology.  He is one of the 2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Health Scholars.  Radomir is a member of the Enquist lab group where he studies the spread of alphaherpes viruses in the nervous system. His research interests also include vaccine design and the way benchtop discoveries are translated into trial candidates for immunization against a range of viruses.

Christina Laurenzi


Christina Laurenzi is a senior in the Politics department. Her global health interests revolve around the intersection of health and politics, specifically the provisioning of health services from state and nonstate actors and institutions, and the efficacy of health expenditure by region. She plans to complete her summer research for the program interning in India or South Africa, where she will pursue these questions and issues further. In addition to her studies, Christina is a residential college advisor in Whitman College, a member of the University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Collective, and a member of the Cap & Gown eating club. She is also student co-chair of a University committee that is responsible for implementing recommendations from various working groups to improve campus residential life. After Princeton, she plans to obtain a graduate degree in public health or health policy.

Abigail Levene


Abby Levene is a senior in the sociology department, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  Her research interests include how environmental and sociological processes contribute to health, especially in terms of weight and weight-related conditions like heart attacks, stroke, Type II diabetes and certain cancers.  She is also interested in the tension between the medicalization/commodification of health and holistic, prevention-based healthcare.  While interning with a public health department in New Hampshire for the past three summers, Abby worked on transitioning New Hampshire hospitals to a more holistic health care model, helped coordinate an adolescent obesity program, and wrote a teen prescription drug abuse publication.

Audrey Li


Audrey Li is a senior in the Molecular Biology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Aaron Lin


Aaron Lin is a senior in the Molecular Biology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  He is interested in the intersection between virology, immunology, and infectious disease at a public health level. His previous work focused on epidemiological modeling of viral superinfection dynamics, in particular between HIV and Hepatitis G virus. He is currently investigating life cycle events of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in the Cristea lab at Princeton as well as immunological mechanisms behind influenza vaccine efficacy in the Davis lab at Stanford.

Elizabeth Liu


Elizabeth Lui is a senior in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Chao Long


Chao Long is a senior in the Anthropology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Kanwal Matharu


Kanwal Matharu is currently a senior and is pursuing a degree in Molecular Biology and certificates in Neuroscience and Global Health and Health Policy. Growing up in New Orleans, he has a personal interest in the interplay of environmental and political factors that influence healthcare. He is also excited to learn about the ways in which societal factors need to be resolved to truly solve healthcare issues.

Niv Milbar


Niv Milbar is a senior in the Molecular Biology department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Barbara Palham Webb


Bobbie Palham Webb is a senior in the Molecular Biology department and the Global Health & Health Policy certificate program. She is especially interested in the nutritional basis of disease and the current advances in epigenetic therapies. Bobbie intends to pursue an MD/PhD in Molecular Genetics and hopes to use this knowledge to advance a holistic approach to patient care and research.

Joseph Park


Joseph Park is a Molecular Biology major and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. He is passionate about the socioeconomic determinants of health, especially as it relates to obesity in the United States. He hopes to spend his upcoming summer researching the links between poverty and obesity. Joseph is interested in pursuing a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree after Princeton.

Richard Price


Richard Price is currently a senior in the Computer Science department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  He is interested in the intersection of technology and the health sector in low resource communities, particularly in the development and distribution of user-friendly software that will improve electronic medical record keeping.  He is also interested in medical imaging technology and issues of access thereto.

John Patrick Renschler


Patrick Renschler is a senior majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Heidi Robbins


Heidi Robbins is a senior in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department and is pursuing  certificates in African Studies and French language and culture in addition to the Global Health and Health Policy certificate. Since arriving at Princeton, she has enjoyed learning Swahili. Her Swahili studies landed her in Tanzania for a summer, and she looks forward to using her Swahili again when she embarks on her senior thesis research on novel elephant herpes viruses in Kenya this summer. Additionally, Heidi's global health interests include the role of art in the process of healing and in facilitating communication within a community about medical issues and treatment, breastfeeding and preventing mother to child transmission of HIV, and female circumcision. Heidi's other passions include crew, art, and equestrian activities.

Steven Rosen


Steven Rosen is a senior in the Woodrow Wilson School, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, Steven is a Residential College Advisor, Academics Chair of the Undergraduate Student Government and on the Executive Board of Princeton Disabilities Awareness which hosts an annual Down syndrome conference.  After graduating from Princeton, he plans to enter the Mount Sinai School of Medicine through their Humanities and Medicine program.

Elizabeth Sajewski


Elizabeth Sajewski is a senior and a Civil Environmental Engineering major and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Deesha Sarma


Deesha Sarma is a senior and a Woodrow Wilson School major enrolled in the global health and health policy certificate program. She is a 2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Scholar. For her senior independent project, she intends to build off of her junior independent research on child malnutrition in South Africa and explore the relationship between malnutrition and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis among children in the Western Cape.

Tejas Sathe


Tejas Sathe is a senior in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Certificate Program in Global Health and Health Policy at Princeton. Tejas is interested in studying molecular biology and health policy in a multidisciplinary manner, approaching these disciplines from scientific, economic, and policy-related perspectives. Tejas hopes to pursue a career in medicine following undergraduate education. Through medicine, he hopes to better understand healthcare both in the developed and developing worlds. His areas of interest are: the molecular biology of infectious diseases, health systems in the developing world, and U.S. Healthcare Reform.

Daniel Smith


Daniel Smith is a senior in the Department of Molecular Biology and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Joonguy (Daniel) Song


Daniel Song is a senior and a Woodrow Wilson School major and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. He is one of the 2012 Adel Mahmoud Global Scholars. He plans to study the relationship between the presence of boundary institutions, such as tribe, religion, and socioeconomic class, and provision of HIV/AIDS services in Kenya and Tanzania.

Christopher Teng


Christopher Teng is a senior and a Molecular Biology major, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Rebecca Thorsness


Rebecca is a senior in the Woodrow Wilson School, pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  Her research interest is primarily domestic health policy, especially the intersection of science and health policy, such as in medical research and drug development.

Emily Trask-Young


Emily Trask-Young is a senior in the Anthropology department and serves as one of the student organized events representatives for the Global Health Program. She is currently doing research on the modern human population variation of eye orbits for her junior project, and plans to study adult autism for her senior thesis.

Allison Vise


Allison Vise is concentrating in Anthropology and pursuing certificates in African-American Studies and Global Health and Health Policy. Her health-related interests include examining the correlations among race, inequality, and access to healthcare, and studying cross-cultural psychiatry and mental health services. For her Junior Paper in Anthropology, she is working on an assessment of how trauma and psychiatric care provision are provided by humanitarian aid in the wake of natural or man-made disasters.

Charlotte Weisberg


Charlotte Weisberg is a senior in the Anthropology department. She was certified as a childbirth doula at age 17 and has continued her practice as a doula and childbirth educator. Her research interests center on medical intervention in childbirth, with a particular focus on secondary school childbirth education. Charlotte is active in campus theater and the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program. She speaks French fluently.

James Williams


James Williams is currently a senior concentrating in Chemistry and pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.

Shannon Wu


Shannon Wu is currently a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She is interested in behavioral motivations and decision making processes related to public health after a summer working at a public health NGO. In addition, she hopes to explore decision making in the context of health policy and resource allocation. 

Alina Yang


Alina Yang is currently a senior in Molecular Biology department pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy.  While her current research involves aging in C.elegans, she also has interests in issues ranging from circadian dsyregulation, to women as patients and physicians, as well as global health delivery of care for infants and children. For the past six years, Alina has been involved with a grassroots nonprofit that seeks to aid children suffering from congenital heart disease in Gansu, one of the poorest provinces in China, and is aiming to become a doctor with a deeper understanding of the many ethical, professional, and social issues raised by health care and biomedical advances.

Ophelia Yin


Ophelia Yin is a currently a senior concentrating in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She is interested in studying barriers to healthcare in developing countries, quantitative models of disease spread, and coinfection of multiple pathogens within a community.

QuiFan (Jenny) Zhang


Jenny Zhang is a senior in the Molecular Biology Department and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She is interested in various forms of health care in both resource poor and resource rich nations.