Brian Matusovsky

Brian Matusovsky (PC ’19) is an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major. He is from Los Angeles, California, where he started practicing yoga; he is interested in holistic medicine and life-style based interventions in public health. Due to his own experiences and frustrations with the way that people treat mental health problems and neurodiversity, Brian wants to focus on Mental Health interventions as a Global Health Scholar. At Yale, Brian volunteers at Yale-New Haven Hospital with the Living History Project, where he interviews patients for their non-medical histories and writes them into short biographical narratives. He is the Director of Service for HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Program at Yale), which sends Yale undergraduates in to the New Haven community to give free blood pressure screenings and referrals, as well as information about health resources in New Haven. He also works at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Center as a research assistant, where he searches for alternative ways to control mosquito populations through their gut bacteria. In his free time, Brian writes poetry with Voke Spoken Word Group at the Yale Office of LGBTQ+ Resources. He hopes to find a way to combine his interest in Biology and passion for Mental Health issues in order to bring about positive change in how people think about related issues and interventions.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology