Hear from our outstanding Health Equity Challenge finalists!

Students reflect on their experiences with the Health Equity Challenge and the two winners look forward to their proposals coming to life.

  • Published On: January 3, 2023

    As a dual-degree MD and Master of Public Policy student, I was excited for this opportunity to combine both my fields through the Health Equity Challenge. I aspire to become an obstetrician/gynecologist and to work with vulnerable patient populations, which prompted me to center my proposal around disparities in perinatal depression.

  • Published On: January 3, 2023

    I’m Angelica! I’m one of the winners of the 2022 Health Equity Challenge for my project titled “Step Up, Stand Down: Developing a Mental Health De-Escalation Toolkit for Providers” in partnership with the Charles R. Drew University. I am in my fourth and final year of medical school with the Charles

  • Published On: December 20, 2022

    Failure to inform or consent for procedures. Being mocked by a provider during labor. Unwanted sterilization. These were just some of the negative maternal health care experiences described by immigrant women in a study I worked with as a student. Particularly for Latina women, these experiences are too common: a California