Student Interns

Current Student Interns

Summer Interns

Scott Fogle, Brown University ’19, is a senior at Brown University pursuing a dual degree in Public Health and East Asian Studies and a 5th Year Masters in Public Health. Scott has had the fortune of studying languages and health systems abroad with tenures at universities in Turkey and China and hopes to synthesize this knowledge to improve health systems in the United States. His primary areas of interest are in mental health service delivery, disability justice, and theories of health promotion. He manifests these by pursuing ways to empower individuals to be the head of their personal healthcare team in his role as a Peer Mental Health Advisor with Project LETS (Let’s End the Stigma). During his time at the Center, he anticipates developing an understanding of the actionable steps that can be taken to more equitably reposition the roles of patient and provider in healthcare service interactions.

Lissa Lucia Neira, Trinity ’19, from Calgary, Canada, is a rising 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 and will be working as the Data Intern at the Center for the summer. 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.

Semester Interns

Kathryn Howley, Trinity ’20, is a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Economics and Global Health. Originally from the Northern Virginia area, she interned at a real estate private equity fund over the summer, where she was able to analyze a healthcare investment portfolio. As a result, she became interested in the business and economic implications of health policy. She sees the work at the Center for Research on Personalized Health Care as an intersection between her interests in economic systems and public health issues. She is particularly excited to explore how personalized healthcare can be integrated into existing models of delivery to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys running, volunteering with kids, Patriots football, and of course, Duke basketball.

Harrison Labban, Trinity ’20, is a sophomore from High Point, North Carolina studying Neuroscience with minors in Chemistry and Medical Sociology at Duke University.  He is a pre-medical student; however, it was through independent journalism projects that he became fascinated with the delivery of the solutions he was accustomed to studying in the classroom and laboratory.  This led him to the Center for Research on Personalized Health Care, where he hopes his experiences will aide him in developing a more holistic understanding of healthcare and the patient experience.  He is excited to explore healthcare models that care for patients as unique individuals, focusing on all aspects of their health during care.  In his spare time, he enjoys writing and traveling.

Gary Wang, Trinity ’19, is a rising 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

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