Mardieh is very interested in the study of health disparities through examination of the social, environmental, and economic determinants of health. She hopes to embark on a career path that will allow her to help improve the quality of healthcare in impoverished nations.
Mardieh worked on two projects during SUMR, providing her with experience in different types of health services research. She studied racial disparities in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia with her mentor, RWJ Clinical Scholar Nabila Dahodwala, M.D. Mardieh also worked with LDI Senior Fellow Peter Groeneveld, M.D., M.S. on a project entitled "The Impact of Advanced Medical Devices and Procedures on Cardiovascular Diseases."
Mardieh was accepted into Johns Hopkins University’s Masters in International Health Program. In June 2010, Mardieh worked in Zambia for six months at a Health Care Consulting Firm.