Students & training

The Wallace Center is committed to training and mentoring new leaders in at the intersection of technology, innovation, and MCAH

Training the leaders of tomorrow

To develop future leaders trained in innovative MCAH research, we provide the following opportunities for students across the UC Berkeley campus:

Graduate Student Researchers

We provide Graduate Student Researchers (GSR) opportunities on an array of faculty research projects.

Undergraduate students

We provide undergraduate students with opportunities to work with our faculty on research projects.

Summer internships

We work with our collaborators to create graduate summer internships opportunities at their organization.

 postdoctoral fellowships

We mentor postdoctoral students conducting research in technology, innovation, and MCAH.

MPH traineeship awards

We provide financial awards to incoming MCAH MPH students with experience in technology and innovation.

Doctoral dissertation awards

We provide doctoral students with funding for dissertation research related to MCAH innovation and technology.

Our current students and trainees

Aliza Adler

Student-Industry Collaboration

Aliza is an MPH student collaborating with Plan C to help analyze survey data from their Self-Managed Abortion Buddy training course. She is also aiding in the creation of a new set of surveys that will help inform the second iteration of this course.

Emma Anderson

Graduate Student Researcher

Emma is an MPH student working with the Wallace Center on their communications strategy and abortion research.

Gabriela Gonzalez

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Gabriela is an MPH student working with Expecting Justice as their Race Equity Intern. She is assisting with their doula and lactation efforts in order to increase access to these services for Black and Pasefika birthing persons in San Francisco.

Mariah Jiles

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Mariah is an MPH student working with the Abundant Birth Project Evaluation Study to examine the effects of unconditional cash supplements during pregnancy on Black and Pacific Islander birthing people in San Francisco.

Julia Piccirillo-Stosser

Wallace Center Student Assistant Summer 2022

Julia is an undergraduate senior studying Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology who is interning with the center in communications.

Betsy Pleasants

Graduate Student Researcher

Betsy is a DrPH student working on a mixed-methods study of an online health community for abortion, in collaboration with the Wallace Center and the Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability.

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Sam Robertson

Graduate Student Researcher

Sam is a PhD student who is analyzing mobile health tracking data to understand how behavioral factors are associated with menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescents.

Julia Ryan

Graduate Student Researcher

Julia is a DrPH student helping to disseminate the findings from a data science analysis of online community forums about contraception on Reddit, a popular social media platform.

Bryana Sanchez Castillo

Wallace Center Student Assistant Summer 2022

Bryana is a Public Health undergraduate who is working with faculty to study the preferences, barriers, and unmet needs in postpartum healthcare services.

Ijeoma Uche

MPH Summer Intern 2022

Ijeoma is a 2nd year MPH student creating a digital platform to improve perinatal care for BIPOC women and birthing people while helping parents regain their trust in hospitals and providers.

Leading innovation in MCAH research

We conduct actionable research in innovation and technology to achieve health equity in maternal, child, and adolescent health

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