Sara Kiani

Sara Kiani (DC ’17) is a pre-med Psychology major originally from Northern New Jersey. Her interest for Global Health started in high school when she taught kids about fitness and nutrition and realized how difficult it was for them to live a healthy lifestyle because they lacked the tools they needed to do so. Sara is incredibly interested in malnutrition, as well as maternal health, which she is studying in Nicaragua through Student Partnerships for Global Health. As an EMT, she has been able to explore her passion for medicine by volunteering at Trumbull Ambulance Corps. She also works for Yale EMS as an EMT at various events and teaching practical skills to new EMTs. Beyond that, she is a defender and co-captain for the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team and is one of the event co-chairs for Relay for Life. 

  • Effects of Psychosocial Factors on HIV Treatment Outcomes for a Population of Men Who Have Sex With Men


    In Lima, Peru I worked with the NGO IMPACTA on two research projects looking at treatment adherence. While IMPACTA focuses primarily on HIV patients, the work I did was both with HIV and TB patients and was done in hospitals around Lima. This allowed me to get to know more of the city and more people than I would have met otherwise. The research was supervised by Dr. Rick Altice at Yale and a number of great mentors in Peru, which helped me gain a number of practical skills and ensured that I got the support I needed for the studies.

Pre-med Psychology