Student Interns

Current Student Interns

Kathryn Howley, Trinity ’20, is a junior at Duke University majoring in Economics and Global Health and minoring in Political Science. After spending the summer researching and analyzing public health systems worldwide at the State Department, she is excited to return to the Center and continue to work on health policy. Kathryn sees the research at the Center for Personalized Health Care as an intersection between her interests in economic systems and public health disparities. She is particularly excited to explore how personalized health planning can be integrated into existing models of delivery to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes in the United States. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys running, volunteering with kids, Patriots football, and of course, Duke basketball.

Harrison Labban, Trinity ’20, is a junior from High Point, North Carolina studying Neurobiology with minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience at Duke University. He is a pre-health student and plans to attend medical school after completing his undergraduate studies. His work with the Center for Personalized Health Care stems from an interest in developing a more holistic understanding of healthcare and the patient experience. In particular, he enjoys exploring healthcare models that care for patients as unique individuals, focusing on all aspects of their health during care. Currently, Harrison instructs an undergraduate course at Duke, with his fellow intern Gary, regarding such models and related issues. In addition to his research at the Center, Harrison is completing his undergraduate thesis in the Department of Biology, where he studies hormone signaling in plant model systems.

Tyler Johnson, Trinity ’21, is a sophomore at Duke University and would like to major in either Neuroscience or Psychology and minor in Global Health. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in medicine with a goal of helping improve the health outcomes of diverse communities. Her interest in interning at the Center for Personalized Health Care stems from her belief that it is critical for physicians to have a holistic understanding of the facts which influence an individual’s health status. In addition to her work at the Center, Tyler enjoys working out, football and basketball, volunteering, and spending time with friends.

Lissa Lucia Neira, Trinity ’19, from Calgary, Canada, is a senior at Duke University majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology. Throughout her time at Duke, she has volunteered primarily with the Hispanic community and has developed a passion for minority health and the health effects of migration. Lissa is currently on a pre-medicine track. She is excited to work with qualitative and quantitative data to see how health trends manifest in Durham communities and what steps can be taken to address them. She is incredibly grateful to work with such an incredible and impactful team and can hardly wait to see how the work at the Center for Personalized Health Care will help shape her future in public health and medicine. In her spare time, Lissa loves to salsa dance, pet dogs, and talk to people about crazy theoretical situations.

Jonathan Schwartzman, Trinity ’20, is a junior from Potomac, Maryland studying Biology and Philosophy with a minor in Chemistry. His passion for health sciences began in middle school and he plans to attend medical school after completing his undergraduate studies. He works with the Center in an effort to gain an understanding of the dynamic between the healthcare system and actual patient care, hoping to enter medical school already cognizant of the direction the field is progressing. He is completing his undergraduate thesis in the Department of Biology in conjunction with the Marcus Center for Cellular Cures, studying the effects of mesenchymal stromal cells on demyelination disorders like Multiple Sclerosis. Jonathan also spends his time giving Duke tours, tutoring Durham students for standardized tests and competing on the varsity fencing team.

Gary Wang, Trinity ’19, is a senior from Bothell, WA studying Neuroscience and Global Health at Duke University. As a pre-medical student, he has always loved the sciences, but through coursework and clinical experiences has realized that health care is more than just the science of medicine – it is also an industry driven by policy and business decisions. This understanding has led him to become interested in exploring both domestic and global health policy solutions to reduce system costs while increasing quality of care. In particular, he is excited to explore how different stakeholders can be incentivized to integrate personalized health care into existing health systems. He believes that through preventative and proactive measures, personalized healthcare has the ability to provide a superior model of care that truly puts the patient first. In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with friends, running, and playing music.


Former Student Interns

Scott Fogle                                                                                                                                                Brown University, School of Public Health, Class of 2020, Public Health, East Asian Studies

Arbre’ya Lewis
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2018, Program II, Visualizing Medicine: The Role of the Media in Health Communication

Natalie Moszczynski
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2018, Biology, Economics

Jackie Lin
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2018, Biology, Economics

Kelsey Sicard
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2018, Public Policy, Statistics

Emma Achola
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2017, Public Policy 

Wendy Ji
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2017, Public Policy, concentration in Global & U.S. Health Policy, Minor in Business Administration

Lauren Nahouraii
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2017, Economics, concentration in Health Economics

Emilie Sohl
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2017, Psychology, Global Health

Sierra Reid
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2016, Public Policy, Anthropology, Minor in Medical Anthropology

Ellen Soskin
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2016, Public Policy Studies, Minor in Chinese

   Rosie Wood
   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Class of 2016, Peace, War, & Defense, Political Science

Shelley Chen
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2015, Economics 

Phoebe Long
Duke University, Trinity College, Class of 2015, Public Policy Studies, Psychology