Race-Based Health Disparities
From Nico Modesti
Akachukwu Uba is a junior in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Global and Public Health Sciences with a minor in Health Equity. She is passionate about utilizing policy and cost management to increase health equity. She is particularly interested in enhancing the health outcomes of Black communities through nutrition education and health policy. Along with her group mates, Akachukwu is creating a Theory of Change to address race based health disparities in the United States through educational reform in the medical school curriculum. Contact Akachukwu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Adetola is a junior in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Global and Public Health Sciences with a minor in Health Equity. She is passionate about partaking in the growing movement to decrease race-based health disparities, maternal mortality, and infant mortality. Along with her group mates, Heritage is currently developing a Theory of Change to improve the cultural competency of medical students in the Tri-State area through educational reform as a preliminary means of reducing race-based breast cancer disparities in the United States. Contact Heritage at email@example.com.
Raksha S Krishnan is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring
in Neurobiology and Behavior and minoring in Global Health and Music. She is passionate
about improving health equity, creating widespread societal change around systemic racism,
and improving outcomes in oncology, especially related to neuro-oncology. Raksha is also a
co-founder and VP of the undergraduate chapter of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, where
she helps run several research and advocacy efforts around improving health equity in the
Ithaca region. Along with her group mates, Raksha is helping to create a Theory of Change that
aims to improve the cultural competency of medical students in the Tri-State area, particularly
through curriculum reform, all in the hopes of reducing race-based disparities in breast cancer
mortality here in the United States. Raksha can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hana Brett is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biology and Society and minoring in Global Health, Inequality Studies (Health Equity), and Policy Analysis and Management. Hana hopes that through her passion for global/public health, she will help improve racial disparities, mental health, and access to care, among the many interdisciplinary issues within health. Along with her NS 4600 team, she is developing a Theory of Change that analyzes the racial disparities in health care in the United States, specifically targeting breast cancer disparities in the Tri-State area through a curriculum reform that implements cultural competency and racial bias training. Hana’s contact is email@example.com.