Students & training

The Wallace Center is committed to training and mentoring new leaders in at the intersection of technology, innovation, and MCAH

Training the leaders of tomorrow

To develop future leaders trained in innovative MCAH research, we provide the following opportunities for students across the UC Berkeley campus:

Graduate Student Researchers

We provide Graduate Student Researchers (GSR) opportunities on an array of faculty research projects.

Undergraduate students

We provide undergraduate students with opportunities to work with our faculty on research projects.

Summer internships

We work with our collaborators to create graduate summer internships opportunities at their organization.

 postdoctoral fellowships

We mentor postdoctoral students conducting research in technology, innovation, and MCAH.

MPH traineeship awards

We provide financial awards to incoming MCAH MPH students with experience in technology and innovation.

Doctoral dissertation awards

We provide doctoral students with funding for dissertation research related to MCAH innovation and technology.

Our current students and trainees

Nika Darvish

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Nika is an undergraduate student examining the future of maternal healthcare in the United States by conducting stakeholder interviews with expectant mothers, doulas, midwives, and technology innovators.

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Ifunanya Dibiaezue

Graduate Student Researcher

Ifunanya is a DrPH student working with faculty to design a project that applies human-centered design to reimagine the future of perinatal care.

Lauren Dinsmore

Graduate Student Researcher

Lauren is an MPH student examining the future of maternal healthcare in the United States by conducting stakeholder interviews with expectant mothers, doulas, midwives, and technology innovators.

Gabriela Gonzalez

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Gabriela is an MPH student working with Expecting Justice as their Race Equity Intern. She is assisting with their doula and lactation efforts in order to increase access to these services for Black and Pasefika birthing persons in San Francisco.

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Julie Grassian

Trainee Award Recipient

Julie is an MPH student who completed their undergraduate degree in psychology and public health at UCLA.

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Rachel Harvill

Trainee Award Recipient

Rachel is an MPH student who graduated with an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics from Willamette University.

Mariah Jiles

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Mariah is an MPH student working with the Abundant Birth Project Evaluation Study to examine the effects of unconditional cash supplements during pregnancy on Black and Pacific Islander birthing people in San Francisco.

Julia Piccirillo-Stosser

Wallace Center Student Assistant Summer 2022

Julia is an undergraduate senior studying Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology who is interning with the center in communications.

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Sam Robertson

Graduate Student Researcher

Sam is a PhD student who is analyzing mobile health tracking data to understand how behavioral factors are associated with menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescents.

Julia Ryan

Graduate Student Researcher

Julia is a DrPH student helping to disseminate the findings from a data science analysis of online community forums about contraception on Reddit, a popular social media platform.

Bryana Sanchez Castillo

Wallace Center Student Assistant Summer 2022

Bryana is a Public Health undergraduate who is working with faculty on a new research initiative focused on innovation in postnatal healthcare.

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Haripriya (Priya) Sathyanarayanan

Dissertation Award Recipient

Priya is a doctoral student studying architecture in the College of Environmental Design. Her dissertation research focuses on immersive virtual environments and patient-centered design in pediatric healthcare built environments.

Ijeoma Uche

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Ijeoma is a 2nd year MPH student creating a digital platform to improve perinatal care for BIPOC women and birthing people while helping parents regain their trust in hospitals and providers.

Leading innovation in MCAH research

We conduct actionable research in innovation and technology to achieve health equity in maternal, child, and adolescent health

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