Mariya Patwa is a public health researcher and a MD candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine.
As an undergraduate student at Wellesley College she partook in the Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs and conducted research at the Wellesley Centers for Women. She completed a public health degree focusing on international health systems and maternal and child health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. During this program she worked as a graduate student research assistant, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, to promote integration of safer conception services into routine care for people affected by HIV.
Following her master’s degree, she worked as a research coordinator with the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance. With the Children’s Health Initiative and Family Studies Lab teams she coordinated research efforts to enhance systems of integrated pediatric care and to better understand parent-infant stress and attachment behaviors.
As a current medical student she hopes to further pursue her interests in global medicine and women’s and children’s public health.