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Leah Pierson, BA

Leah Pierson, BA

Leah Pierson is a second-year post-baccalaureate fellow in the Department of Bioethics. She graduated from Brown University in 2016 with an independent major in Human Rights. Her undergraduate research included projects on the social determinants of health behaviors, the pharmacology of nicotine addiction, the development of techniques for imaging HIV, and the relationship between socioeconomic inequality and the right to health. She has spent significant time in South Africa studying public health, working on development initiatives, and conducting research on women’s health. During the fellowship, she continues to explore topics in global health ethics and is particularly interested in the ethical allocation of health resources. Her current work focuses on priority setting for health research.

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