Scholar Spotlight: Jasmin Harpe
Jasmin Harpe, a 4th year medical student at the Weill Cornell Medical College, successfully integrates the hard sciences, community service, and health policy advocacy. While an undergrad, neuroscience major, she discovered her passion for decreasing disparities in healthcare and decided to attend the Yale School of Public Health for her Masters where she learned how to create culturally appropriate interventions for underserved communities and interned at the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Cooper University Hospital. She is now a medical student at the Weill Cornell Medical College, graduating in 2017. At the Heart to Heart Community Outreach Campaign she started as a volunteer, Outreach Coordinator, and has now transitioned her role to focus on research which spans the intersection of race, access to healthcare, and disparities in cardio and neurovascular health, which disproportionately impact people of color. She plans to work with the underserved as a neurologist focusing on stroke prevention and treatment.