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Health Equity/Research Interest
Witnessing the narratives behind illness in developing countries early on, I came to understand the biological phenomena of disease as a complex function of cultural norms and lack of access to basic needs, mired in abuse of human rights. I also learned that the challenges to obtaining high quality anesthesia and surgical care are rooted in dysfunctional healthcare systems, ineffective policies, and disempowered individuals.I am committed to a career as a global anesthesiology researcher. My overall research goals are to conduct research to ensure high-value anesthesia, and critical care for marginalized communities in developing countries. Specifically, I am interested in understanding and mapping the capacity for anesthesia and critical care, characterizing the usage of anesthesia techniques, assessing metrics for quality anesthesia care, and tracking patient outcomes. I hope to design and implement these research protocols in order to identify gaps in perioperative and intraoperative care. This will subsequently inform the formulation of robust, long-term interventions that can be evaluated in real-world settings. Lastly, I plan to disseminate my findings and ultimately, influence global anesthesia and critical care delivery policies.
I will be able to contribute my robust analytical skills in epidemiology, human rights lens, and insights due to grassroots national and international public health programming experiences.
I hope to gain mentorship and collaboration opportunities.
Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship Research Fellow
Weill Cornell Medicine
Area of Expertise (Methods)
Area of Expertise (Content)
Anesthesiology, global health, global anesthesiology, epidemiology, human rights
Area of interest
Community Engagement and Dissemination, Investigator Development/Mentorship, Education