Christine Duah is a junior majoring in Health and Societies with a concentration in Health Policy and Law and minoring in Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She aims to understand the crucial intersection between public policy and health through her studies. After graduation, she plans to earn her Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health degrees.
Duah worked with two mentors for the duration of the SUMR program. Alongside Dr. Holly Fernandez Lynch, Duah researched what public-facing materials Institutional Review Boards/Human Research Protection Programs offer to help people understand research protections and the content of those materials provided. Duah also worked with Dr. Roy Hamilton, at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation to increase awareness of acquired communication disorders in Philadelphia’s Black community and explore whether behavioral economic approaches can be implemented to optimize participant recruitment in studies that offer interventions for people with aphasia.
At Penn, Duah co-leads mentoring program Matriculate, a non-profit organization committed to connecting high-achieving, low-income juniors and seniors to highly-trained undergraduate advisors. She is also a part of West African affinity clubs and Interfaith and Christian groups. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with family.