Nikhil “Sunny” Patel is completing a masters of public health in global health with interdisciplinary concentrations in humanitarian studies, ethics and human rights and public health leadership at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He is also a final year medical student at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He has worked with Somali and Bhutanese refugee populations domestically and most recently worked at a refugee camp at the Thai-Burma Border doing public health capacity building. He is interested in the intersection of international diplomacy and public health for vulnerable populations in conflict settings. Sunny has a BS and MS in biology and physiology, respectively, from UCLA. He was born in Nandurbar, India and raised in Burbank, California.
Updated May 2019