Elizabeth Soyemi

Brown University, Class of 2026

Major: Public Health

Liz is a junior from the Chicagoland area, pursuing an A.B. in Public Health and an Engaged Scholarship Certificate focusing on Women’s Health Justice as part of the Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University. She is passionate about mitigating healthcare disparities specifically in the context of maternal health. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and pursue an MPH to achieve her aspirations of becoming a physician-researcher.

During the SUMR program, she will be working on two projects. Under Dr. Rebecca Hamm and Dr. Meghan Lane-Fall, she will understand how implementation science can improve maternal health, pregnancy, perinatal and postpartum care. Under Dr. Alice Abernathy, she will help develop a text-based platform for patients in early pregnancy to improve care delivery before the initiation of prenatal care.

Liz participates in various activities related to reproductive health and women’s advocacy, such as serving as the Advocacy Chair of Period Equity@Brown, serving on the Youth Advisory Council of PERIOD, working part-time in an obstetrics health equity lab, and being the Director of Communications for the Brown Women’s Collective. In her free time, Liz loves to immerse herself in music, shoot film photography, and play NYT word games!