Our team is comprised of dedicated students with a variety of backgrounds and interests surrounding science, health, and medicine. Scroll to learn more about their unique experiences and why they love The Cornell Healthcare Review.
Flavia is a junior studying Human Biology Health and Society in Human Ecology on the premed track. She is also pursuing a minor in Health Equity. On campus, Flavia is a research assistant in the Weill Cornell division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine (with Priya!), the Undergraduate Liaison for Vaccination Conversion with Scientists and the the Publicity Chair for Y.O.U.R.S., a youth outreach group. She enjoys running, standup comedy and reading. Flavia’s favorite parts of CHR are the supportive environment as well as how it combines visual design with essential healthcare information, and she’s very excited to be one of your Co-Presidents this year!
Christian Bertomo is a junior in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Human Biology, Health, and Society. He is interested in learning about societal issues through a human health perspective. He believes that this is a part of CHR’s mission, which is why he enjoys being a member of this organization. This is his fourth semester as being on E-Board for CHR, and he has really enjoyed the open and welcoming experience thus far. Having this position with CHR has made him learn more about the ins and outs of the organization, as well as the many ideas the writers, artists, and editors all have in mind. Outside of CHR, he is the Co-Director of Advocacy for the Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union (CAPSU). He is also a Brother in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. He is looking forward to working with CHR this semester.
VP of Editing
Mark Bodik is a senior studying Statistics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He joined CHR as a writer last year and has primarily written about the relationship between healthcare, climate change, and sustainability. Mark is passionate about how the medical field interfaces with broader issues currently facing society and loves to see these topics included in the final publication. Outside of CHR, Mark is a statistics tutor at the Cornell Learning Strategies Center, and a peer mentor for the Statistics & Data Science department. He hopes to continue applying his statistical, biological, and sociological studies to make the world a healthier place.
Co-VP of Publishing
Julie Kim is a second-year MHA Candidate in the Sloan Program in the Brooks School of Public Policy. She is in the accelerated 5-year BS/MHA program and graduated last year with her B.S. in Health Care Policy. Julie joined CHR as a writer last year and then transitioned into editing the following semester. In addition to CHR, Julie is the VP of Community Service for the Sloan Students Association and the VP of Operations for Women+ in Healthcare Leadership. Julie is passionate about physician leadership and hopes to go to medical school. In her free time, she enjoys spin class, culture podcasts, and exploring new restaurants.
Co-VP of Publishing
Effat is a junior in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Human Biology, Health and Society. She joined CHR as a writer last year and is excited to overlook the magazine's publishing and work with the E-board this year. She is an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Lujan Lab where she analyzes ultrasound scans of polycystic and adolescent ovaries. Additionally, Effat is Vice President of Communications for Cornell Surgical Society, an editor for Crème de Cornell, and a clinical volunteer at an OB/GYN clinic. Her favorite aspect of CHR is its interdisciplinary role between healthcare and the arts. In the future, she hopes to become a physician and provide culturally competent healthcare to a growing and diverse population.
Nabiha is a junior in Human Ecology studying Nutritional Sciences. She joined CHR as Co-Arts Editor during Spring 2021 and is excited to continue overlooking the work of all the amazing artists on the team. Her favorite part of CHR is being able to merge her hobby as an artist with her interests in healthcare. She also enjoys the fact that CHR invites writers and artists to explore such a large range of topics within healthcare and innovation. Outside of CHR, she enjoys conducting research on ovarian morphology at the Lujan Lab, dancing with her teammates on Cornell Sitara-- a Bollywood Fusion dance team, as well as exploring her culture through the Bangladeshi Students Association.
Janice is a sophomore in the college of Human Ecology studying Global and Public Health Sciences. She joined the club as an artist during her freshman year and illustrated for three articles. She is now joining as the Co-Arts Editor and is enthusiastic to review all of the art and writing members will submit. Janice is passionate about health communication and accessibility. Outside of the CHR, Janice is the President of Visual Arts in Medicine, a member of HEART, and enjoys sparring with the Kendo club on weekends. Her favorite thing about CHR is how it opens opportunities for artists and writers to apply creativity to STEM subjects.
Jisoo is a senior studying Policy Analysis and Management with a minor in business in the College of Human Ecology. She joined CHR as a writer during her freshman year and is now serving as the primary Treasurer. Outside of CHR, she is involved with the Ithaca Health Initiative, TipToe&, Emmaus Road Fellowship, and works for the University Office of Registrar and the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker. Her favorite part about CHR is that it provides a platform for students to explore and write about diverse healthcare matters that they are passionate about to inform and inspire others. She is excited to work with CHR this semester!
Ishan is a junior studying Human Biology, Health, and Society in the College of Human Ecology. He joined Cornell Healthcare Review in his first semester when he wrote an article comparing healthcare systems in different countries. Following this, he transitioned to editing and has now served as Publicity Chair for two semesters. Ishan is passionate about social healthcare and loves to read and write about issues like insurance, healthcare availability, and quality of care for different groups. He hopes to take a holistic approach to learning about healthcare and medicine in order to be a well-rounded and caring physician in the future.
VP of Outreach
Rachel is a junior studying Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is passionate about promoting accessibility across STEM disciplines, which is why she initially joined CHR as a writer, authoring multiple articles pertaining to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Her favorite aspect of CHR is that each publication is unique; the organization encourages it's members to explore subjects they're passionate about, providing the greater Ithaca community with an approachable take on some of the most cutting-edge innovations in science, health, and medicine.
Speaker Series Coordinator
Nihan is a junior studying Human Biology, Health, and Society in the College of Human Ecology. She joined CHR as a writer last year and has loved exploring healthcare through a social lens within her articles. Nihan is passionate about health equity, both on a local and global scale, and wanting to write about different aspects of it is why she initially joined CHR. Her favorite part about CHR is that it provides a platform in which anyone can explore and bring to light topics within healthcare that they feel are important while working collaboratively with others. She is excited to be this year's Speaker Series Coordinator!
Allison is a sophomore studying Human Biology, Health, and Society in the College of Human Ecology. She is joining CHR as a transfer student this semester, and is more than excited to be a writer and to serve as secretary for this school year. What drew Allison to CHR was its unique way of uniting art and science to spread valuable information that can impact the health of people all across the globe. Outside of CHR, she enjoys reading, thrifting, drinking (too much) coffee, and is a stylist for Cornell’s Thread Magazine. In the future, Allison hopes to pursue her dreams of becoming a physician with a particular interest in gender equity in both health care and the medical field.
Priya is a senior in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Global & Public Health Sciences and pursuing minors in Inequality Studies and Biological Sciences. Priya’s favorite aspect of CHR is that it provides a unique platform for Cornellians of any background to explore the healthcare topics they are interested in, and create meaningful articles and works of art.