This week, four students from Berkeley Public Health were recognized by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice as part of the annual “Students Who Rocked Public Health.” The official list, which names 12 graduate students from top public health schools around the country, includes three public health students from UC Berkeley: Raj Fadadu, Lauren Hunter, and Bernadette Lim. A fourth Berkeley Public Health student, Iemaan Rana, was named as an Honorable Mention.
The list recognizes the timeliness of public health issues these students are working to address. It also celebrates the impact these students have made in their chosen fields.
Fadudu, a student in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, has researched the effects of wildfire-related air quality on skin health, exploring how climate change may have impacts on dermatology. Lim, another JMP student, founded the Freedom Community Clinic to serve an underserved population of people of color in the Bay Area. The clinic provides holistic services like yoga, acupuncture, and group counseling. A doctoral student in epidemiology, Hunter researches access to reproductive health services for adolescent and young-adult girls in Tanzania. She recently led an innovative design process to connect women with the health products they need.
A second-year MPH student, Rana studies the link between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and glyphosate, a chemical compound commonly used as an herbicide and in products like Roundup.
“This is an amazing collection of emerging professionals,” said Justin B. Moore, associate editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, in a statement. “The passion, commitment, and creativity of our honorees is remarkable. I cannot wait to see how they will contribute to the profession in the future.”