Anuoluwapo (Toyin) Alakija
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Anuoluwapo (Toyin) Alakija

Dr. Toyin Alakija grew up in Nigeria.  She went to high school in England and moved to the US for college, where she attended Boston College. Dr. Alakija is interested in public health, global health and integrative medicine. In her free time she enjoys painting.

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Julia Gleize

Dr Julia Gleize is from Paris, France, where her interest in health and advocacy first manifested in her volunteering with the AIDS charity PAAC. An internship at the American Embassy in Paris enabled her to see policy as central to a community’s well-being and so at Vanderbilt University she majored in Political Science, Philosophy and …read more

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Jake Marika

Dr. Jake Marika grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He received a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NYC. Dr. Marika’s professional interests include public health, preventive medicine, and social determinants of health. Before medical school, he spent a year …read more

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Elizabeth O’Callahan

Dr. Elizabeth O’Callahan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Georgetown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, then left the country to gain a more nuanced perspective of the world. Dr. O’Callahan spent a year living and working in Khon Kaen, Thailand before returning home to work in NYC …read more

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Julie Schoonover

Dr. Julie Schoonover was born in France and grew up in the suburbs of Paris, France. She received a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University in New York City. She is a lifelong musician, continuing her training in violin and classical voice. Dr. Schoonover has been active in merging the fields …read more

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Lisa Shapiro

Dr. Lisa Shapiro was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. Dr. Shapiro completed her osteopathic medical degree as well as a master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was …read more

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Jafeen Ilumdeen

Dr. Ilmudeen was born in Sri Lanka and completed most of her schooling in Saudi Arabia before attending Wellesley College, where she majored in English. Interested in Victorian literature, particularly in women’s fiction and social history, she pursued graduate studies in English at Case Western Reserve University, where she explored creative writing and discovered narrative …read more

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Anup Bhandiwad

Dr. Anup Bhandiwad is beyond excited to have the opportunity to train in Manhattan over the next few years. Born in Mysore, India, Dr. Bhandiwad spent most of his childhood in Bay City, Michigan before obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Having developed a strong interest in …read more

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Kate Baron

Dr. Kate Baron grew up in Dallas, Texas. She studied psychology and government at the University of Texas at Austin. During that time, she became committed to finding a career that aligned with her passion for social justice. She has had many experiences that influenced her desire to help the underserved, at an individual and …read more

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Lydia Wu

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Lydia Wu attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education where she was first exposed to the importance of community health and primary care in underserved communities. In medical school, she volunteered in community health centers and was an active participant in many community health fairs. Dr. …read more

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