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Leah Pierson, BA

Leah Pierson, BA

Leah is a first-year pre-doctoral fellow in the Department. She graduated from Brown University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights. In her senior thesis, she argued that high levels of socioeconomic inequality undermine health and are consequently at odds with a broadly construed right to health. Leah has worked as a research assistant at Georgetown, Brown, and the NIH, investigating nicotine addiction, the social determinants of health behaviors, and HIV dynamics, respectively. She has also spent considerable time in South Africa working on development initiatives and conducting health research. Her primary interests are in global justice, global health, and health disparities. Currently, she is investigating the ethics of priority setting in health research.

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