Dear Prospective Delegates and Esteemed Colleagues,
Co-Directors, AMWHO at Johns Hopkins University
Hi everyone! My name is Monica Kung, and I'm a junior studying Behavioral Biology while completing a pre-med track. I am especially interested in sustainable development policies and the innovative solutions people implement, which is why I love how AMWHO conferences foster meaningful debate between such a wide variety of students! Outside of AMWHO, I am involved in independent research on ethical fashion, studies in computer vision, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Mock Trial, and intensely crying in movie theaters. I am so excited to meet you all at our upcoming summit, and hope that we are able to encourage a constant flow of ideas and energy throughout the day!
My name is Kinari Shah and I'm a second year MSPH student in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focused on Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, with a background in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Michigan. I'm interested in how science, innovation, and policy can come together in implementing effective health interventions globally. Outside of public health, I enjoy Indian classical dance and college sports (Go blue!)
Director of Internal Logistics
My name is Jane Nguyen and I'm a junior majoring in Public Health at Johns Hopkins KSAS. Outside of AMWHO, I work at the Institute of NanoBioTechnology to conduct research on diagnostic tools for cystic fibrosis patients. I'm particularly interested in global and international health and how biotechnology can improve health treatments. On campus, I'm involved with TEDx, Model UN, and a nonprofit called TCO Labs. I also enjoy spinning, yoga, and traveling! I'm excited to be apart of the AMWHO team this year and I look forward to seeing the turnout at JHU AMWHO's first inaugural one-day summit this spring.
Director of External Logistics
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Kushi Ranganath is a junior double majoring in Public Health Studies and Neuroscience. She is an aspiring physician with a long-standing interest in obesity and systems approaches to health. Kushi is currently involved in clinical research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where she studies the neurobehavioral correlates of adolescent obesity. She is also interested in exploring how policy-level approaches can help combat obesity. As a Johns Hopkins Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellow, Kushi is conducting her own research study to study how supermarket-based policy interventions can improve obesity prevalence here in Baltimore City. She also works as an assistant analyst at the Systems Science Core at the Global Obesity Prevention Center where she helps develop obesity-related agent based models that evaluate the impact of potential health policies. Kushi's interests in policy-level approaches to public health are what brought her to the AMWHO chapter @ JHU where she hopes to learn more about global health policy.
This is AMWHO's first annual one-day summit, meant to reach undergraduate students within Hopkins and beyond. Modeled after the World Health Organization's conferences set in Geneva, Switzerland, this summit's focus is to raise student awareness of pertinent and current global health issues, along with highlighting the many roles that students can engage in through a career in global health policy. During this summit, AMWHO will invite speakers and guide students to participate in debate. Through this small-scale conference, AMWHO hopes to offer invaluable ability for passionate leaders to utilize the skills of diplomacy, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and communication.
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