Nahnsan Guseh

Current Role: Master’s Student at Syracuse University

Nahnsan Guseh is a senior at Syracuse University pursuing a BS in Public Health with a minor in Information Management & Technology. After college, he plans on pursuing a masters in data science. He hopes to combine his interest in public health and data science to augment public health practices and initiatives. Due to these interests, Nahnsan is drawn to health services research. He is passionate about disease prevention and access to healthcare. Specifically, hoping to enable individuals to increase control over and to improve their health. Also, finding ways to improve access to care in the United States and across the world.

As a SUMR Scholar, Nahnsan worked on two projects. The first was with Dr. Arnold Rosoff and Dr. Anthony Orlando, where he worked on personal health information privacy and data. The research focused on examining the safeguards for confidentiality and privacy, specifically in the aspects of wearable and fitness devices that don't have the same privacy and protection laws as hospitals or primary care physicians. The other project was with Dr. Douglas Wiebe and Sara Solomon, focused on the ideal places to provide SIF (Safe Injection Facilities) in Philadelphia, in order to combat the high rates of overdose-related mortality as well as injection related infections. Data from other countries showed that the introduction of SIFs have shown improvement in health at the individual and community levels.

At Syracuse University, Nahnsan tutors students at local schools across the community as well as working with recently immigrated refugees on their transition to Syracuse. Additionally, he works as a research assistant, where he aids in funding searches, research group organization and planning, literature review, and seed grant process coordination to assist faculty and student research. He has also studied abroad in South Africa, focusing on health education programs. In his free time he enjoys listening to music, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.