M.B.B.S., Medicine (distinction), University College London Medical School M.Sc. in Gastroenteroly and Hepatology (distinction), Queen Mary University of London B.Sc. in Pediatrics and Child Health, University College London
M.R.C.P., Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Diploma
United Kingdom | T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health
Patrik Bachtiger is a London-trained physician with a background in Acute Internal Medicine and Hepatology. He has conducted award-winning research into liver disease and is interested in influencing policy to ameliorate the disproportionate impact of viral, alcoholic and fatty liver disease on marginalized populations. As an MPH student in Health Policy, Patrik also hopes to build a macroscopic understanding of the crucial elements that forge effective healthcare systems.
M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History, Wadham College, University of Oxford B.A. (Honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Wadham College, University of Oxford
United Kingdom |Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Ancient History
Supratik is fascinated by the intersections of Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and Indian history. In recent years, he has been thinking about the understudied Arsakid Empire, which dominated the Near East from around 247 B.C. to A.D. 224. Through his doctoral work he aims to demonstrate that the Arsakid state should be understood as both Hellenistic and Near Eastern and therefore hopes to challenge the traditional division between ‘Classics’ and ‘Oriental Studies'.
M.Phil. in European Literature & Culture (French), Trinity College, University of Cambridge B.A. in Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Spanish), Trinity College, University of Cambridge
United Kingdom |Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Ph.D. in French
While at Harvard, Matthew aims to consolidate his knowledge of early modern French philosophy, taking advantage of the expertise of Harvard’s outstanding scholars of that era. He also hopes to develop further his interest in twentieth-century and contemporary French thought.
B.Com., The University of Auckland LL.B. (Hons), The University of Auckland LL.M., Harvard Law School
New Zealand |Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science
Sam is interested in the intersection of private and public law. His thesis explores recent developments in tort and restitution actions against the state for legislative error. Sam commenced his career as a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court of New Zealand, and practiced as a solicitor and Junior Crown Counsel at Meredith Connell, Auckland, and as a government litigation lawyer in London, U.K.
B.A. in Government and International Relations, University of Sydney LL.B. (First Class Honours), University of Sydney
Australia | Harvard Law School, Master of Laws
Kate is an immigration and refugee lawyer working in community legal practice and research. In the Master of Laws program at Harvard, she will focus her studies on comparative and international law, US immigration law and human rights advocacy. She is interested in how comparative research can inform efforts for law and policy reform to improve legal protection for refugees and migrants.
LL.B (First Class Honours), London School of Economics. BCL (Distinction), Wadham College, University of Oxford
United Kingdom |Harvard Law School, Master of Laws
Abby is interested in how human rights can be used to bring about social change. At Harvard Law School she intends to deepen her knowledge in the areas of disability rights and capital punishment, as well as exploring alternative theoretical approaches to law such as feminist legal theory and critical race studies. In the future, she intends to work as a barrister as well as pursuing further doctoral studies.
B.A. in Economics and Politics, University of Sydney
Australia | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy
Ryan is a former professional cricket player and founder of the charity Batting for Change, which focuses on alleviating poverty and gender discrimination in developing, cricket-playing nations by supporting access to higher education. He has worked as a consultant to state and federal governments on education and innovation policy in Australia. At Harvard, Ryan’s study will focus on policy responses to confront rising economic inequality and persistent gender inequality. He hopes to contribute to improved social and economic policy for a more inclusive and productive society.
Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours), University of Sydney Master of Architecture, University of Sydney
Canada |Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture in Urban Design
Justin will examine the changing role of museums in contemporary urban development. He is interested in understanding how the recent use of museums to stimulate economic growth and private development is transforming these public buildings and their cities. Inspired by the proposed relocation of Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, Justin will study the relationships between urban design, policy, property and private investment to better understand the local impact of this move as well as its relationship to global political and economic trends. A core aim of Justin’s work is to understand the architecture profession’s changing role in this context, and to develop new forms of professional practice that can address the complex issues surrounding the design and management of urban development and public space in modern cities.
B.Hlth.Sc. (Hons 1) in Malaria Epidemiology, University of Queensland M.B.B.S. in Clinical Medicine, University of Queensland G.C.G.P.P. in Public Health, University of Queensland
Australia |Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy
Arthur is a medical doctor and management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where his work has focused on strategy and regulatory reform for organizations in the healthcare industry and public sector in the US and Australia. He has a particular interest in health systems design and global public health, including the relationship between health and sustainable development, climate change and security. He will further these interests while concentrating in International and Global Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.
B.A. (Honours) in English Literature & Language and History, Queen's University
Canada |Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies of East Asia (Korea)
Ann is pursuing historical research using feminist and queer theories to further the understanding of previously unwritten histories of women in Korean history. At Harvard, Ann is investigating the effects of educational policies during the colonial and post-Korean War period on women's self-conceptualization of their (trans) national and personal identities. While expanding her interests and building on her research skills, Ann hopes to further develop her "Korean War Interviews" archive by documenting women's experiences of the war.
M.E.Sci. (Honours) in Geophysics (North America), University of Liverpool
United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Ph.D. in Geodynamics
Sophie uses theoretical predictions and numerical modeling to develop an understanding of the elastic and anelastic properties of the Earth. Her work involves modeling the mantle’s response to external forcings, such as glacial cycles, tectonic motion and orbital dynamics. She hopes this research in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will lead to a career in academic research.
M.Phil. in Clinical Science (Primary Care Research), University of Cambridge B.M.B.Ch., Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford B.A. (Honours) in Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford
United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Health Policy
Anas’s doctoral work uses data science to study aspects of primary care delivery, particularly continuity of care and the use of financial incentives for providers. He also undertakes work in global health, principally around the economics of infectious disease crises and global responses to pandemic risk reduction.
B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Mathematics, Dalhousie University
Canada | John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Master of Science in Data Science
Josh wants to use machine learning to inform policy aimed at reducing health inequalities. As a data scientist in both clinical and public health settings, he has worked on projects including analyzing electronic medical records to measure the socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening and processing news articles to identify epidemics around the world. He is very excited to attend Harvard’s Master of Data Science program, where he intends to further study the connections between data analysis and the social determinants of health, while wrestling with the ethical and legal challenges of using algorithms to create public policy.
M.B.B.S., Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Law, St Mary's University College London M.Sc. in Immunology of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
B.Sc. in Global Health, Imperial College School of Public Health
United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health
Dr. Joseph Fitchett is a Frank Knox Fellow in public health and infectious disease epidemiology at Harvard University, focusing on the intersection of surveillance, rapid diagnostics, and vaccines to improve health. Until recently, Joe worked at the Gates Foundation in global policy, advocacy, and resource mobilisation for health. In this role, Joe was responsible for advancing the foundation’s bilateral partnerships with a number of EU donors, through joint programming and multilateral engagement, for vaccine delivery, polio eradication, family planning, and MNCH.
M.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, The University of Auckland LL.B., The University of Auckland
New Zealand | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Early Modern European History
Louis has wide-ranging historical interests but his main focus at Harvard is early modern cultural and intellectual history. In particular, he examines the ways in which people in a number of European countries in this period attempted to understand and respond to large-scale calamities and disasters. His other research interests include Renaissance festivals and polemical pamphlet literature.... Read more about Louis Gerdelan