John Pham

John Pham (MC ’14) is from Waterbury, Connecticut. He studies psychology with a particular focus in neuroscience. Always interested in medicine, he became particularly fascinated with the interdisciplinary studies of global health after studying international relations in London. His experiences as a first-generation Vietnamese-American helped to develop his interests in the role of culture and the perception of mental health. John also hopes to investigate and improve the state of emergency medicine in developing nations. He continues to work as an associate for One Body Village, an organization advocating against child sex exploitation. His work with human rights includes volunteering with Boat People SOS in their campaign against human rights violation. At Yale, John spends his time working as a master’s aide at Morse College and as a technician for the Student Technology Collaborative. In addition, he is working to obtain his state certification as an EMT. In his free time, John serves as an intramurals captain, and he enjoys running, eating, and playing video games among other things. As a global health fellow, John hopes to further his understanding of mental health disparities as well as barriers against quality  healthcare.