Student Research Areas

Student Research Areas - Summer 2019

Summer Research Projects

The Security of the Patient

Moca, Dominican Republic

Jamie Aron - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentor: Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD

Developing a Valid Measure of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Prevention of Dental Caries Among Adult Caregivers of Children 2-6 Years old in Berd, Armenia

Berd, Armenia

Liana Aslanyan - College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2022

Mentor: Kim Hekimian, PhD

Emergency Obstetric Referral Patterns and Strategic Bypassing in the Nkwanta South Municipality: Analysis for System Strengthening

Tamale, Ghana

Rebekah Boyd BSN - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentor: Rachel Moresky, MD, MPH

Research needs identified in reviews on antimicrobial resistance: a systematic review

WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Alexander Bulteel - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Varmus Global Scholar 2019

Mentor: Lawrence Stanberry, MD, PhD

An analysis of the need for and availability of liver Machine-Perfusion systems in large European transplant centers

Munich, Germany

Francesco Caruana - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Anette Wu MD, MPH, PhD, Julian Bucher MD, and Markus Guba, MD

Ranking prenatal outdoor exposure in mothers in central and southern Mexico in the setting of a case series study of pediatric retinoblastoma carcinogenesis

Mexico City, Mexico

Víctor Gustavo Castaño Iraheta and Teresa Logue - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022, with assistance from Uma Balachandran and Silvia Bhatt Carreño, MPH

Mentor: Manuela Orjuela-Grimm MD, ScM

Strategies for improving the mental health diagnostic process: a global systematic review

Norwich, United Kingdom

Kelsey Clayman - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Varmus Global Scholar 2019

Mentors: Kathleen Pike, PhD, Corinna Hackmann, PhD

A retrospective study of the clinical, radiological, and pathological features and sociodemographic correlates of lung cancer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Matthew Cohen - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

Mentors: Neil Schluger, MD, Tewodros Haile, MD, and Deborah Haisch, MD

Needs Assessment of a Trauma Registry in Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru

Haley Davis, Elena Wadden - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentor: Vincent Duron, MD

Clinical Tutorial at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in the Centro de Excelencia para la Atención de la Tuberculosis (CENEX) in Lima, Peru and the Instituto de Investigaciones de Altura in Cerro de Pasco, Peru

Lima and Cerro de Pasco, Peru

Joseph de Jonge - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Roberto A. Accinelli, MD MPH and Neil Schluger, MD

EpCAM Endocytosis and Recycling in Head and Neck Carcinomas—Klinikum Grosshadern LMU, Munich

Munich, Germany

Maeher Grewal - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Min Pan, MD PhD, Olivier Gires, PhD, and Anette Wu MD, MPH, PhD

Health Systems Strengthening Practicum for the Acute Care and Emergency Referral Systems (ACERS) Project in Gushegu District, Northern Region, Republic of Ghana

Tamale, Ghana

Sarah Guyer - Mailman School of Public Health, Class of 2020

Mentor: Rachel Moresky, MD, MPH

Evaluating Hospital Compliance with Biohazard Waste Regulations: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hannah Jacobs-El and Tara Lucian - Mailman School of Public Health, Class of 2020

Mentors: Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD, Francini Placencia, MD, MPH

Optimizing Air-Liquid Interface Organoid Culture Conditions for Modeling the Tumor Microenvironment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) – National Taiwan University

Site: Taipei, Taiwan

Andrew Ling - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Anette Wu MD, MPH, PhD, Da-Liang Ou, PhD, Chia-Wei Chen, MS

Impact of Comprehensive Follow Up Care on Clinical Outcomes of a Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia Population in Kampala, Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

Alyyah Malick - Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Nancy Green, MD, Robert Opoka, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery Outcomes: Clinical Context in London

London, United Kingdom

Hannah McMullen - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Olaf Wendler, MD, PhD, FRCS, Anette Wu MD, MPH, PhD, and Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Nutritional Habits, Knowledge, and Attitudes among Children and Caregivers in Hoyo de Puchula, DR

Santiago, Dominican Republic

Emily McNeill - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Ana Jimenez LMSW, Sandra Mendez, and Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD

Comprehensive Anemia Program and Personalized Therapies – Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal

Adam Richter - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: David Bell, MD MPH and Cassie Landers, EdD, MPH

Understanding the Types and Extent of Violence Experienced by Female Sex Workers in La Romana, Dominican Republic

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Jennifer Rodriguez - College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2022

Mentors: Mina Halpern, MPH and Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD

Understanding Sexual and Reproductive Needs of Young Men in La Romana, Dominican Republic

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Sabrina Shih - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022 and Victoria A. Velazquez - College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2022

Mentors: Luz Messina, Mina Halpern, MPH and Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD

Determining the Regulatory Effect of FOXG1 on Genes Implicated in Neurodegeneration (Tokyo Women’s Medical University – Waseda University Joint Institute)

Tokyo, Japan

Wendy Tong - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Carina Hanashima, PhD and Anette Wu, MD, MPH, PhD

Decoding Muscle Activity from Brain Activity Associated with Recovery of Motor Function After Spinal Cord Injury in Primate Model

Kyoto, Japan

Yuqing Xiong - Vagelos College of Physician & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Zenas Chao, PhD, Reona Yamaguchi, PhD, Tadashi Isa, MD PhD, and Anette Wu, MD, MPH, PhD

Cross-Cultural Fluency Projects

The Evaluation of Comprando Rico y Sano (CRyS): Successes and Challenges Working with Mexican Immigrants

Daniel Alicea, Institute of Human Nutrition, Class of 2019

Mentor: Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScM

Family Planning Clinical Research and AIM Clinic

Silvia Arora - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Carolyn Westhoff, MD, Gabriela Basanez, Medical Interpreter, Ana Esteban, MD

Addressing Oral Health Issues Among Spanish-Speaking Intergenerational Families

Rachel Brooke, Abigail May, Mary Nguyen, Michelle Skelton - College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2022

Andrew Irwin, Bradley Kwinta, Gregory Spiropoulos - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentor: Ana Esteban, MD

Promoting Health in the Chinese-American Community (Chinatown & Flushing)

Connie Chien, Rebecca Chong, Angel Guan, Christine Yen - School of Nursing, Class of 2019

Mentors: Ana Esteban, MD and George Hall, MD

Advance Care Planning Knowledge & Engagement among InTOuCH Community Health Workers in Harlem

Lucy Colville - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Mentors: Ana Esteban, MD and James M. Noble, MD, MS

Dígame Spanish Language Learning and Ni Hao Medical Mandarin Study in Washington Heights and Manhattans’ Chinatown

Aaron Gans, Amber Parker - Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Class of 2022

Ho Yun Ryu, Joshua Yaminian - College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2022

Mentor: Ana Esteban, MD

Spanish Language and Cultural Competency at CoSMO Clinic

Noah Hellermann, Jonathan Tiao - College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 2022, Michelle Valentin, Institute of Nutrition, Class of 2019

Mentor: Ana Esteban, MD

“Las Sonrisas en la Clínica Dental”: Cultural Competency for Dental Practice

Laurel Leavitt, Ali Lemkuil, Paul Sim - College of Dental Medicine, Class of 2022

Mentors: Ana Esteban, MD, Chris Ricupero, PhD, Ali Gharavi, MD, Lynn Tepper, PhD, EdD

Dígame: An Experience in Community Health

Nicole Lesnett, Shannon Weber-Tebbetts, Shanelly Singh, School of Nursing

Mentor: Ana Esteban, MD

Designing and Fielding a Dígame Impact Survey

Tessa Meurer - Mailman School of Public Health, Class of 2020

Mentor: Ana Esteban, MD

Addressing the Needs of the Community through Holistic, Organizational Relationships: ANCHOR

Andrew Shawhan, School of Nursing, Class of 2020

Mentor: Ana Esteban, MD

Dietary Intake of Toddlers Born to Latina Immigrant Mothers

Michelle Valentin, Institute of Human Nutrition, Class of 2019

Mentors: Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD, ScM and Ana Esteban, MD