Fabian Fernandez

Fabian Fernandez (DC '15) is currently studying Medical Anthropology and Pre-Medicine at Yale University. Drawing upon his roots in Latin American (Venezuela and Cuba) as well as his interests in health, he is passionate about sociocultural determinants of health ranging from gender and sexuality to urban and indigenous access to health throughout Latin America. As a summer trip-member and former director of the Yale Ecuador HIV Clinic, he has worked to provide access to HIV testing and sexual health education. He also worked with Hannah Mogul-Adlin (TC 13') to conduct semi-structured ethnographic interviews with sex workers and their clients on the legal brothel system in Ecuador. Within New Haven, Fabian works as an single-clasroom educator at Community Health Educators (CHE) and as an interpreter at Haven Free Clinic. This last spring Fabian studied abroad with the IHP: Health and Community Program looking comparatively at health issues in New Orleans (U.S.A.), Chennai (India), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Cape Town (South Africa).