Student Division Program Chair
Brooke Hartenstein is a third-year medical student at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine. Over the last two years, she has worked with AMWA both locally and nationally to support advocacy and education initiatives. Last year she developed and launched AMWA’s national Chronic Disease Advocacy Series which highlights conditions that disproportionately affect women while exploring how treatment differences, implicit bias, and gender roles impact women’s health. She also serves on the Gender Equity Task Force and works with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee to support gender equity research and initiatives.
During her first year of medical school, Brooke served as the President of Interprofessional Allies and the Student Interest Group in Neurology. Within these roles, she started a large interdisciplinary mentoring program for undergraduate and graduate students and coordinated virtual zoom events with physicians nationwide on health and professional development topics such as stroke in women, neurological complications in COVID-19, and becoming a competitive residency candidate. She also was a part of the FSU/FAMU Global Health Collaboration Project where she assisted on multiple research teams investigating interventions to address health care disparities within Gracias a dios, Honduras. Within this organization, she served as the Manager of the Women’s Health Research Team studying intimate partner violence during pregnancy and maternal and fetal health complications and mortality within rural communities. Outside of school, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her two cats, Potato and Charlie. She is so excited to be a part of the Medical Student Division Leadership and looks forward to helping support AMWA’s incredible mission of advancing women in medicine!