(Left to right): Frederick Lu, Shudee Wu, Kathy Nguyen, Brianna Cochran, Sae Hyun Oh (Grace)
Spring 2017 Interns
Brianna Cochran is a rising Junior from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She is a Psychology major and is also interested in Sociology. This summer she is working as intern under a funding award from Skidmore College. Her role as an intern includes doing research for grant funded projects such as RISE and PCORI. Additionally, she is working on qualitative data projects by conducting and transcribing interviews. Brianna is also helping with administrative work to aid the Health Equity Research Lab gain approval for new research projects. In the future, she hopes to attend graduate school and work to help others.
Anita Mathews, a 4th year medical student at Tufts University Medical School pursuing her MD/MPH degree, just finished her Applied Learning Experience with us this past month. Her project was an extension of our PCORI study, "Improving methods of incorporating racial/ethnic minority patients' treatment preferences into clinical care". She focused on the refinement of our survey instrument, and she will soon present to our Community Partners about how soliciting patient preferences may be included in medical training.
Shudee Wu is a junior at Tufts University, Class of 2018, double majoring in Biology and Community Health. His role as a summer intern at the Health Equity Lab involves project and research assistance for the Behavioral Health Home program at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and the Natural Language Processing (NLP) study. His duties include grant and report writing, manuscript editing and preparation, as well as interview transcribing and maintaining the Health Equity Research Lab’s social media platforms. Shudee’s previous experience includes lab research with the Tufts University Department of Biology and volunteer work at the Sharewood Medical Clinic in Malden. He currently holds the position of Clinic Coordinator at the Sharewood Medical Clinic and also works as an Emergency Medical Technician for Tufts Emergency Medical Services and the Newbury Fire and Rescue Department. Shudee’s academic and research interests include minority health disparities and healthcare access, physical and psychiatric trauma, and the relationship between socioeconomic factors and health outcomes.
Sae Hyun Oh (Grace)
Sae Hyun Oh (Grace) is a summer intern of the Health Equity Research Lab at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is working toward a Master’s degree in economics focusing labor economics and econometrics at Tufts University and before then received a B.A. in economics from University of California, San Diego. During the internship, she has been working on data analysis, literature review, and transcribing interviews within some projects such as Health Integration Program, RISE. Grace’s research interests are focused on the empirical modeling of the disparity in people’s educational, occupational, criminal decisions influenced by their family and demographic backgrounds and how the business cycles would affect on it.
Summer 2016 Interns
Health Equity Research Lab
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Fred is a member of the Tufts University Class of 2018 majoring in Biology. Fred has primarily been involved with both the Behavioral Health Home Project, which evaluates the efficacy of integrating primary care providers with existing psychiatric services, through manuscript preparation and interview transcription. Other projects that Fred has been involved in include the Natural Language Processing/Machine Learning suicide prevention intervention and the Medicare ACO evaluatiuon, Fred also works with Shudee to update the lab website. His previous research experience at Tufts University includes biological bench research and a community based participatory research (CBPR) project evaluating patient engagement. Fred also works as an Emergency Medical Technician, serving as the Director of Training/Quality Improvement at Tufts Emergency Medical Services, and his research interests include emergency medicine, emergency mental health, and quality assurance/improvement of care.
Kathy Nguyen is a Junior at Tufts University, Class of 2018, majoring in Community Health. She is also a dual degree student at the Tufts University School of Medicine’s Master of Public Health program, with a concentration in Health Services Management and Policy. Her role as a summer intern at the Health Equity Lab involves project management of some of the ongoing grant funded research, such as the PCORI and RISE Literature Review, as well as assisting in research, such as conducting and transcribing interviews. She has an interest in working in the field of health management and consulting, with a specific interest in mental health and health inequities in communities of color.