Scholar Profiles

Melat Woldetensae

Campus: Duke

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community? 

My focus is on global health. Of course many societal factors affect health outcomes, and there’s lot of nuance that goes into researching what are the unique needs of a community to figure out ways to improve health outcomes. The work can manifest as building mobile medical facilities and labs for countries without a proper healthcare infrastructure, creating informational programs, or just volunteering in clinics for communities that need it. All of it has a positive impact, and one person can’t do it all by themselves. That’s why I hope to be a part of teams and do my part to help improve health disparities bit by bit.

Woldetensae, Melat