Farrah Khan

Farrah Khan (BK ’13) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (Neurobiology track) major from Bellevue, WA. She first became interested in the field of global health while volunteering at an eye health camp in rural Bangladesh during high school. She worked with a group of several other Yale students to conduct an intensive HIV/AIDS education and testing outreach program in Manglaralto, Ecuador, in addition to carrying out a public health research study on barriers to HIV testing in the region. She served as Co-Executive Director of the Yale-Ecuador HIV Clinic Initiative on campus. She also volunteered with the Hypertension Awareness Prevention Project at Yale to provide free hypertension screenings at soup kitchens and libraries in New Haven. Farrah is also involved with the Intercultural Affairs Council and Undergraduate Women in Science at Yale student organization. As a Global Health Fellow, she looks forward to gaining a deeper understanding of infectious disease epidemiology and the research tools required to study sociocultural and behavioral influences on public health intervention work. In the future, she hopes to become a doctor who practices medicine in a global context, working in underserved areas both within the US and abroad.