Amilcar DaSilva is majoring in Public Health and is part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Hunter College in New York City. He intends to pursue a PhD in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. After taking part in an academic program called “Civic Scholars” in which he worked with the homeless population in New York City, DaSilva realized his passion for wanting to have a long-standing career in health care services that is aligned with Community and Public Health.
During SUMR, he worked with Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE, CAQHPM, FAAFP and Andrea Bilger, MPH in the Mixed Methods Research Laboratory (MMRL). He explored data management, data analysis, and data collection regarding distinct qualitative and/or mixed methods projects.
Besides being a full-time student, DaSilva is a volunteer for Hope For New York, (HFNY) a charitable organization that serves the underprivileged and marginalized population in New York City. He also serves as a mentor to other undergraduate students who are looking to transition into a four-year college. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, music, and poetry.