Why do I research?

  • To expand the boundaries of current medical knowledge

  • To chase my curiosities and improve my aptitudes in medicine

  • To improve the health of vulnerable communities through research findings and innovation

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Evaluating the Risk of Developing Adverse Health Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy (2021)

Understanding the Multidimensionality and Applicability of Human Resilience (2021)

  • Independent literature review on psychology of human resilience and difficulties in operationalization; proposed multi-tiered framework to promote resilience development in stress-prone populations.

  • Manuscript in preparation for publication in International Journal of High School Research.

  • Independent literature review on feasibility of implementing autologous hematopoietic stem cell therapy in treatment of multiple sclerosis.

  • Manuscript published in the Johns Hopkins University Pre-Collegiate Global Health Review.

  • Independent literature review synthesizing information from five studies in order to form cohesive conclusions about the syndrome’s pathology and etiology

  • Manuscript published in Young Scientists Journal.

A comparative analysis of COVID-19 vaccine allocation efforts in India and Mongolia through data visualization (August 2021)

  • Data visualization study comparing vaccination distribution success in Mongolia to struggles in India as well as public perception to administering vaccines. Utilized JASP and R to visualize allocation strategies and supply chain/pipeline.

  • Manuscript in preparation for submission in Across the Spectrum of Socioeconomics Journal.

Research experiences

Research Assistant at Penn State University (2020 - Present)

  • Collaborating with assistant professors from Department of Family and Community Medicine and Department of Public Health Sciences on two research projects

International Socioeconomics Laboratory Research Fellow  (Summer 2021)

  • Collaborated with research fellows to model vaccination distribution success in Mongolia and apply findings to struggling allocation efforts in India; team responsible for creating SIR model and utilizing JASP, R, and Tableau to visualize data

  • Collaborated with directors and professors from International Socioeconomics Laboratory and Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) to propose and lobby a bill to require identification for teenagers buying harmful dietary pills and supplements. Current passed in NY as S16D Bill in 2021 State Senate Session with 92% supporting votes, working on lobbying in Philadelphia City Council

Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research Ambassador - Northwestern University (Summer of 2021)

  • Attended lectures conducted by CFAAR director Dr. Ruchi Gupta and Dr. Ashley Dyer, fellow ambassadors to learn about the socioeconomics of food allergies and asthma

  • Created and presented infographic for CFAAR on the socioeconomic barriers preventing communities to receive adequate medical treatment for food allergies and asthma