I am a fifth-year MD/PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where I am doing my PhD in the Department of Global Health and Population.
I am originally from outside DC and attended Brown University, where I completed an independent major in Human Rights. Before college and as an undergraduate, I spent time studying and working on public health initiatives in South Africa. After graduating, I completed a two-year fellowship in the NIH Department of Bioethics, where I worked on ethical issues related to health research priority setting. I am currently a fellow at the E&L Safra Center for Ethics, where I am working on a dissertation about ethical issues in global health priority setting. I also write about other issues in bioethics and health policy.
I also enjoy doodling, playing ukulele, raising two cats, and tweeting lukewarm takes. You can reach me at leah_pierson(at)hms.harvard.edu.