Our Alumni

Elizabeth (Liz) Chin

Prior Position: PhD Candidate at Stanford University

ChinLiz Chin was a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University, advised by Euan Ashley and Trevor Hastie. The overarching goal of her research is to create targeted interventions to aid medically vulnerable and marginalized peoples, with a focus on incarcerated populations, to prevent poor health outcomes and the social determinants of these outcomes. Her work centers around integrating data from disparate sources using a variety of quantitative approaches such as machine learning, simulations, and inference.

 

 

Parsa Erfani

Prior Position: MD Student at Harvard Medical School

erfaniParsa Erfani was a MD student at Harvard Medical School and a Fogarty Global Health Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research and advocacy centers around strengthening health systems and bolstering policies that prioritize healthcare for underserved populations. He is committed to building inter-sectoral collaborations to advance intersectional health justice, locally and globally. On his free time, he enjoy cooking Persian stews and hosting dinners.

 

 

 

Raquel Sofia Sandoval

Prior Position: MD Student at Harvard Medical School & MPP Student at Harvard Kennedy School

ssRaquel Sofía Sandoval is an immigrant from Colombia, who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 and was a 2016-2017 Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. She was currently a MD/MPP student at Harvard and a 2020-2021 Zuckerman Fellow. She is a student organizer, creator of anti-racist medical education curricula and health equity researcher, currently focusing on the intersection of COVID, immigration, incarceration/detention, and Latinx communities. Her work has been published in STAT News, MedEdPortal, and Health Affairs.

 

 

Nishant (Nishu) Uppal

Prior Position: MD Student at Harvard Medical School & MBA Student at Harvard Business School

uppalNishant (Nishu) Uppal was a MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. While in medical school, he has noticed the challenges that patients, especially immigrant patients, face in affording their care and has taken leadership roles in the Massachusetts Medical Society to translate patient experiences into healthcare policy reform. In business school, he has spent time studying how health systems can create clinical programs that better deliver value for underserved populations. He recently worked as a Summer Associate at Quantified Ventures, where he served as an intermediary between non-profit social service organizations and Medicaid managed care organizations to develop value-based contracts that sustainably enable access to food, housing, and other resources for vulnerable patients. He plans to apply into Internal Medicine and aspires to deliver holistic care by building a career that bridges health policy and clinical care.