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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. 
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Flavia is a senior studying Human Biology Health and Society in Human Ecology on the premed track. She is also pursuing a minor in Health Equity and an honors thesis with Drs Corinna Loeckenhoff and Catherine Riffin. On campus, Flavia is the Undergraduate Liaison for Vaccination Conversion with Scientists, a student advisor for the Division of Nutritional Sciences and tutors for the Knight Writing Center. She enjoys running, reading and dinner parties with friends. 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!

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Christian Bertomo is a senior 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 looking forward to working with CHR this semester.

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VP of Editing

Ishan is a senior 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.

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Co-VP of Publishing

Effat is a senior 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.



Co-VP of Publishing

Nihan is a senior 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.



VP of Outreach

Rachel is a 5-year BS/MHA student majoring in Biology & Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences while dually pursuing a Master in Health Administration under the Sloan Program in Health Administration. 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. 



Arts Editor

Janice is a junior 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.

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Kaitlyn Lee is a junior studying Biology and Society in the College of Arts and Sciences. She joined CHR as a writer in her freshman year and is now serving as the Treasurer. She enjoys how CHR allows students to freely explore a variety of healthcare topics and share them with the Cornell community. Outside of CHR, Kaitlyn is involved with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, the Daily Sun, and is the President of Therapy Thru Music. 




Allison is a junior 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.



Speaker Series Coordinator

Angelica is a junior in the College of Engineering studying Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery. She is very passionate about the medical humanities and how literature can connect patients and healthcare providers. Angelica joined the CHR as a writer after transferring to Cornell, and she is excited to connect with potential speakers for this year’s events. Her favorite part of CHR is the sense of community and appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare. It is rewarding to work in teams for the common goal of making biomedical science and education more accessible. In her free time, Angelica enjoys reading mystery novels, playing piano, and spending time outdoors.



Publicity Chair

Joan is a junior studying Biomedical Engineering and minoring business. She is interested in healthcare industry and wants to explore the possibility of it in interdisciplinary areas. She joined CHR as an artist to meet more people and make meaningful connections. Her favorite aspect of CHR is the combining arts with various healthcare topics. Outside of CHR, she’s also a member of Cornell iGEM, CUBMD and Alpha Omega Epsilon. Joan enjoys reading, sketching, and watch anime :)

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