2017-2018 Knox Fellows

Anas El Turabi

Anas El Turabi

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, PhD 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.

Joseph  Robert  Fitchett

Joseph Robert Fitchett

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 

Joseph Fitchett is a doctoral fellow in public health and infectious disease epidemiology at Harvard University. Joe’s research focuses on the impact of global R&D on access to health technologies and incentives to facilitate R&D for vaccines and medicines for neglected and emerging infections. Alongside research, Joe serves as a technical advisor to the Ministry of Health in Malaysia evaluating innovations to enhance primary health care and disease surveillance. 

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Louis Gerdelan

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

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Meili Han

B.Com. (First Class Honours) in Finance and Economics, University of Auckland

New Zealand | Harvard Business School, Master of Business Administration

As part of her MBA, Meili will study a wide range of business leadership practices. One particular area of interest for Meili is international business. She hopes to use the skills and knowledge she develops at Harvard Business School to create a more interconnected global business environment. 

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Sabah Janjua

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (B.M.B.Ch.) with Distinction, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Medical Sciences, University of Oxford

United Kingdom  | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health


Sabah Janjua is a British physician with an interest in health care quality and safety. During the course of her time at Harvard she will specialize in Health Policy and is looking forward to developing skills in applying economic, legal and political analysis to the design, implementation and evaluation of healthcare. 

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Claire Jo

Ed.M. in Language and Literacy, Harvard University
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Seoul National University
B.A. (Advanced) in Linguistics; Art History and Theory, University of Sydney

Australia | Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. in Human Development and Education 

Claire is an applied linguist and doctoral candidate conducting research on academic language development and assessment in English across adolescents from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. She was a lecturer of academic English at the Seoul National University Language Education Institute. At Harvard, she has served as a teaching fellow and as the Project Coordinator of the EF Education First-Harvard GSE Research Project. Her main areas of academic interest include bilingualism, second language acquisition, academic language development and assessment.

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Patrick Kearns

BMedSci (Hons) in Physiology, Edinburgh University
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Edinburgh University
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Diploma (MRCP)

United Kingdom |  T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health 


Patrick is a trainee physician from Scotland having completed academic foundation years and academic core medical training in Glasgow. He has a research interest in immunology and the infectious causes of chronic disease. He has a specific interest in studying multiple sclerosis as a paradigm of autoimmune disease and particularly in looking for infectious triggers for the condition. He plans to study a Master's in Public Health (Global Health) partly in order to design experiments to test some of these hypotheses.

Aden David Knaap

Aden David Knaap

B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, University of Sydney
LL.B., Sydney Law School

Australia | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Ph.D. in History

Aden specializes in global and international history, with a focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual, political and legal history. He is fascinated by cosmopolites and internationalists, theorists and pragmatists, and the varied ways in which they conceived of the world in bygone eras. His time at Harvard will expose him to new historical fields and methodologies, while training him for a career in academia. 

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Emma Ladds

MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons
MA (Oxon) M.B.B.Ch, University of Oxford.

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health

Emma will be studying the quantitative methods stream in the Master's in Public Health program at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She is interested in epidemiological research in a primary care setting and currently envisages pursuing a future clinical-academic career in this area. She would also like to become more involved with national and international public health policy and programs and hopes to use her time at Harvard to develop a skill set that will enable her to explore the professional opportunities available in these wider contexts.

Malcolm Lavoie

Malcolm Lavoie

B.A.(Honours) in Economics, University of British Columbia
M.Sc.(Distinction) in Political Theory, London School of Economics
B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University

LL.M., Harvard Law School

Canada | Harvard Law School, Doctor of Juridical Science

Malcolm Lavoie is a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) candidate at Harvard Law School, where the focus of his research is on links between property law and the collective interests of minority cultural groups, including aboriginal societies. 

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Matthew Lilley

B. Econ. (Honours), The University of Sydney

Australia | Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Business Economics

Matthew Lilley received a B. Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2012. He worked in the Research Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and then as a research assistant for Economics faculty at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales. His main interests are in empirical microeconomics, including behavioral and development economics, and political economy.

Mimi Yunqi Liu

Mimi Yunqi Liu

H.B.A. in Economics and Peace, Conflict and Justice, Trinity College, University of Toronto
M.B.A., Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Canada | Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration 

At Harvard, Mimi seeks to deepen her understanding of poverty, inequality, and exclusion at systems and policy levels. She explores best practices for designing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling interventions that empower marginalized communities. She also hopes to build her quantitative analysis, public and social sector leadership, and cross-sector collaboration skills.

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Benoit Maranda

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Carleton University

Canada | Graduate School of Design, Master of Architecture I AP


Benoit intends to focus his efforts while at the GSD on alternative and emerging models of architecture & place-making in urban environments. His particular interest in architecture lies in finding solutions to the affordability crisis that plagues the majority of cities in the west; where skyrocketing real-estate prices create ultra-affluent microcosms, and relegate the middle classes to suburbs devoid of any urban identity or connectivity to transit. Benoit believes that new architectural forms and models can re-introduce affordability to dense city centres.


Catherine Marks

Bachelor of International and Global Studies (First Class Honours), University of Sydney
Graduate Certificate in Economic Policy, Australian National University

Australia | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy 


Catherine is pursuing a Master in Public Policy with a concentration in Social and Urban Policy. Her specific interests are in criminal justice policy and behavioral economics. After graduation she intends to return to the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she works as an advisor.

Andrew McIndoe

Andrew McIndoe

B.A. (First Class Honours) in History and Political Studies, The University of Auckland
LL.B. (Honours), The University of Auckland

New Zealand | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies

While at Harvard, Andrew is studying aspects of the modern Middle East from diverse disciplinary perspectives including history, political science, religious studies and law. In particular, he focuses on the formation and development of the modern state and its institutions in the Arab Middle East, as well as the interconnection between land, law, and conflict - especially in Israel-Palestine.