Student Division Global Health Chair
Alexis Strahan is a third-year medical student at Mercer University School of Medicine. During her term as Global Health Chair, she will be concurrently engaging in a year of research concentrated in Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She then pursued a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and became a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She utilized her skills as an FNP working with the uninsured and underinsured both at her local federally qualified health center and internationally alongside NGOs in the western and eastern regions of Uganda. She is passionate about well-rounded, patient-centered care with an emphasis on preventative medicine and sustainable global health initiatives. Apart from AMWA, she is a member of AOA and the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Society as well as the Distinction in Service to the Community representative, past president of the Student Ambassador program, co-founder of the student organization for the advancement of student research and service (SOARS), and vice president of the ethics interest group.
I hope to always remain a student of and advocate for global health education and optimizing care for all.