Grad Student in Public Health Recognized
This summer Yooni Choi, a second year MPH graduate student in Health Services Administration, attended the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. It is considered one of the top conferences for health services research and health policy professionals. Thanks to funding provided by her program as well as the Graduate School's Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant, Choi was one of about 2500 attendees. There, she was awarded 'Best Student Poster' from a pool of roughly 300 posters brought to the conference, based largely on the oral presentation of her research.
Choi, who hails originally from Seoul, South Korea has been a lifelong resident of Maryland, and has attended UMD as an undergraduate in Neurobiology and Physiology. Her graduate project was entitled 'Disparities in Health Insurance Uptake After the Affordable Care Act by Limited English Proficient (LEP) Asians and Latinos in California.'