UCSF "Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019"
Two UCSF students were highlighted in "Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019" by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice for their work on climate change and bringing holistic healing to communities of color.
Raj Fadadu (MS ’20/MD ’23) – UC Berkeley School of Public Health/UC San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. MEDICAL STUDENT LEADS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY WORK. Raj Fadadu is active in both research and community engagement regarding environmental health. As a MS/MD candidate, his innovative research on the relatively unexplored connection between pollution and skin health demonstrates the impacts of wildfire-associated air pollution on clinic visits for and severity of atopic dermatitis. This can influence how dermatologists counsel patients and elucidate how climate change affects healthcare utilization. He is also the Founder of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition’s Environmental Health Working Group. Learn More: Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, “Trace Metal Content of Coal Exacerbates Air-Pollution-Related Health Risks: The Case of Lignite Coal in Kosovo” by Raj Fadadu and colleagues.
Bernadette Lim – (MS/MD ’22) – Joint Medical Program with UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF School of Medicine. MEDICAL STUDENT BRINGS HOLISTIC HEALING TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. Bernadette Lim founded the Freedom Community Clinic serving 300+ underserved people of color who live in the Bay Area. Clinics and workshops combine holistic healing methods such as yoga, acupuncture, and group counseling with primary care services for free and at sliding scale. Specialized clinics are also held for communities such as Womxn of Color, Asylum-Seeking Refugees, and Black folks to create safe spaces of community healing. Learn More: Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine, Woke WOC Docs, The Pollination Project, Oakland Youth Impact Hub
Full list: Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019