Ephrem Rae

Ephrem Rae (BR’18) is a Pre-Medical student and prospective Global Affairs major from Arlington, VA with a planned concentration in International Development and Global Health. He hopes to explore the socioeconomic determinants of health and the role of culture in creating effective and equitable health policy, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. His interest in Global Health developed in high school after working with two NGO’s in low income communities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Later, he served as a research assistant in the Infectious Disease Clinic of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. developing HIV/AIDS patient tracking databases and investigating the effects of various socioeconomic factors on patient outcomes. On campus, Ephrem is the Director of Development for the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development, and enjoys running, reading, and watching documentaries.   

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