Esofi Nunyi was a senior studying Global Public Health with a Sociology concentration and a minor in chemistry at NYU. Through research, Nunyi hopes to understand the ways in which health determinants influence health outcomes for women and children. Her summer at SUMR provided her with the proper tool kit of experiences that will facilitate her future goals of becoming a physician-scientist. Her fields of interest include maternal health and women’s health.
During SUMR, Nunyi joined the Penn Medicine Pregnancy Early Access Center (PEACE) research division. She worked alongside Andrea Roe, MD, MPH; Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH; Sarita Sonalkar, MD, MPH; and Arden McAllister, MPH. Plenty of robust research projects take place at PEACE including qualitative research on contraceptive use, knowledge and barriers to access. There are also ongoing clinical trials surrounding family planning, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive health, and abortion care. Esofi will support and assist multiple projects for a well-rounded experience.