Michael Tu is majoring in Mathematical Economics, with a prospective minor in Health Care Management and Neuroscience, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enthusiastic about health policy, health care payment structures, and epidemiology.
During SUMR, Tu worked on two research projects. With Julia Lynch, PhD, he conducted comparative case studies of health records to address global health equity. With Juan Pablo Atal, PhD, he used quantitative methods to examine the intersection between health, labor, and education.
At Penn, Tu is heavily involved with the performing arts community. He is a cellist in the Penn Symphony Orchestra, a bass in an acapella group, and a student board member of the Institute of Contemporary Art. He is also Cultural Chair of Penn’s Chinese Student Association and enjoys being a part of the Asian community on campus. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, cooking, and playing a variety of sports (beach volleyball, tennis, and spikeball).
- Global Disability and Education
- Michael Tu and Mamaswati Kopeka: Racial Politics and the Measurement of Health Inequities