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Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.26.12 PMKatie Long is a junior in Columbia College majoring in biology. She has been involved in JGH since her freshman year and enjoys learning about the different aspects of global health challenges. Outside of JGH, she conducts research at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, studying negative selection of autoreactive T cells, and is also on the editorial board for the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal. In her free time she enjoys eating Fuji apples, reading, and visiting parks.



Managing Editor
Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.25.45 PMLynn Bi is a senior in SEAS majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Since joining JGH her freshman year, she has greatly enjoyed learning about effective methods of communicating global health research. Outside of JGH, she works on developing a water supply and distribution system with Columbia’s Engineers without Borders, and studies cardiac fibroblasts in response to MI as part of her research at the Columbia Medical Center. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and going on long runs.



Managing Editor
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James Bernstein
is a senior in Columbia College studying political science and has been involved with JGH since his junior year. He is interested in health policy on both a global and domestic level. He has published articles on public health, healthcare policy, and residency selection. In addition, he has worked as a research assistant in Columbia’s History Department. Outside of JGH, James enjoys playing basketball and traveling to Queens to see his beloved New York Mets play.


Research Chair & Senior Editor
Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.24.03 PMJoshua Choe is an I.I. Rabi Scholar and Columbia College senior majoring in Biology. He has been involved with JGH since his first semester and is currently leading a retrospective public health study identifying health outcomes in Falmouth, Jamaica. He has published research on squamous cancer metabolism in high-impact journals including Nature Communications and Cell Reports and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for journals such as Molecular Metabolism. He is also leading a project characterizing the novel metabolic and transcriptional phenotype of cancers harboring oligomerization-defective p53. Outside of his academic activities, Josh enjoys cycling and fishing and is an avid foodie and museumgoer.


Senior Editor, Editorial Review Board (ERB)
Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.33.17 PMJesse Martinez-Kratz is a senior in CC majoring in Medicine, Literature & Society within the Institute of Comparative Literature and Society. He joined JGH during his junior year, and his field of focus is in the reconciliation of psychoanalysis and neuroscience with a look towards global psychological traditions. His undergraduate thesis is focusing on the psychological trauma presented through folklore, analyzed through a look into the modern Mexican-American myth. He also works at the sleep clinic BlueSleep, where he is an intern responsible for patient intake and teaching. Outside of JGH, he is a Kluge Scholar and has been involved with research with at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In his free time, he enjoys reading literature, playing guitar, and performing jazz saxophone.

Senior Editor, Editorial Review Board (ERB)
Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.25.21 PMAnisha Tyagi is a junior in SEAS majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She has been with JGH since freshman year, and is passionate about understanding and sharing global health issues. Outside of JGH, Anisha is currently working under Professor Guo’s Bone Bioengineering Lab, where is she is focused on understanding earlier methods of detection of osteoarthritis by analyzing trabecular bone. She is also on the executive board of Society of Women Engineers, a Teaching Assistant in the math department, and working on clinical research at the CUMC Neurosurgery department. In her spare time, Anisha loves going for runs and exploring the city!

Senior Editor, Editorial Review Board (ERB) 

IMG_7418Harrison Zhang is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Biology. He has been with JGH since his freshman year, and he is passionate about using public policy research to better understand and to combat health disparities. On campus, he has been involved in genomic architecture research. In his free time, he enjoys traveling around the city, eating food, and reading.




WiGH? Board Co-Chair
Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.24.55 PMAlvina Han is a senior in Columbia College majoring in Human Rights with a specialization in Anthropology and on the pre-med track. She has been with JGH since her first semester at Columbia. She works for a global tuberculosis research team based in San Francisco and Kampala, Uganda, and she has developed and implemented her patient data entry protocol on the ground in Uganda. She has also previously conducted ophthalmology research under UCSF Medical Center’s Koret Vision Lab. Besides fostering her passion for the intersection of medicine and social justice in college, Alvina stage manages a student theater troupe and dances for various performing arts groups. On weekends, she can be caught wandering art museums and chasing dogs in parks!

WiGH? Board Co-Chair
Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 6.24.40 PMRenee Ren is a senior in Columbia College majoring in Neuroscience & Behaviour and on the pre-med track. She has been involved with JGH since freshman year and believes in the importance of treating and understanding health not only on a local level, but also in a global context. She is currently involved in orthopedic sports medicine clinical research, and has also worked in a cerebral palsy hemiplegia lab investigating different types of therapy interventions. Outside of JGH, she plays on the women’s varsity tennis team and is a Peer Advisor for Columbia’s Neuroscience department. In her free time, she enjoys exploring New York parks and going on food adventures.


Business & Communications Board Co-Chair
Alyssa Romo & Edmund Shen