Jade Tso

Student Division Global Health Chair

Jade Tso is medical student at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where she is a part of the honors research pathway. As an undergraduate at Duke University, she began a community-based nutrition project in Argentina and conducted research on mosquito-borne diseases in Costa Rica. She spent 6 years organizing with the grassroots advocacy arm of Partners in Health and served on the National Steering Committee for Partners in Health Engage from 2018 to 2021. She began working at Advance Access & Delivery in 2019 as the Zero Tuberculosis Initiative’s Data for Action Fellow before acting as Program Manager. While in medical school, Jade served as the co-director of a student run clinic for low-income and uninsured Asian immigrants in Sacramento. As a former American Medical Women’s Association Global Health Fellow (2021-2023), Jade worked on a pilot project implementing a stomach cancer screening program and assessing barriers to care for endoscopy in Roatan, Honduras. An aspiring “attorney for the poor” and global surgeon, Jade is passionate about framing healthcare as a human right and proving that high standards of care can be provided in low resource settings.


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