Miguel Medrano-Piedra is a rising junior at Brown University concentrating in Public Health. He was also recently admitted to the Brown University School of Public Health where he will obtain his MPH. Health equity and social determinants of health have always been deep interests to him. He hopes to use the knowledge and experience he gains over the next several years to help those in his community.
During SUMR, Medrano-Piedra is working on two research projects. A project with Dr. Allison Willis aims to identify and characterize barriers to equitable care and safe prescribing for Parkinson disease patients. He will also be working with Dr. Raina Merchant and Elissa Klinger on the Bold Solutions Regional Health Equity Initiative.
At Brown, Medrano-Piedra is a program coordinator for Project LETS which focuses on mental health. He is also a member of the Bonner Community Fellowship through the Swearer Center where he serves as a Swearer Fellow and works alongside the program managers. Additionally,
Miguel assists on two different research projects at Brown.