Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian, a third-year Levine Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has worked in various health care settings to address issues of maternal and child health, health care disparities, and health policy. She has initiated research on mental health challenges, especially those facing women, and volunteered with children and adults facing life-threatening illness. Vidhya has worked to advocate for victims of intimate partner violence, help provide health services to immigrant members of the community at a local clinic, and provide respite assistance through the local hospice. Her current research with a local nonprofit on post-partum depression allows Vidhya to explore innovative and impactful models of community-based health care.

Philip Dubois
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Personal Statement

It has always been simple for me to notice the multitudinous systematic injustices amongst us; but the bigger personal challenge has been figuring out exactly how to confront these social inequities. I decided to major in public health to focus my education and knowledge specifically in health disparities. As time went on, I became fervent about behavioral health, maternal health, and the confluence of public health, policy, and medicine. I've spent the past year screening mothers with infants for depression at community-based clinics. My research has showcased the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) in this population of people, but, more significantly, the lack of free and/or low-cost case management services to provide for the new mothers. This realization urged me to begin pooling together community resources to generate biweekly support groups as an avenue of treatment. In addition to the PPD project, I am an active domestic violence advocate, Our Lady of Guadalupe Hispanic free clinic volunteer, Victory Junction Serious Fun camp volunteer, and a hospice and respite care companion. I aspire to pursue a career that allows me to continue doing what I love most - engaging as a conduit of benevolence in the communities around me.

Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian
Economics, Public Health, Chemistry: Class of May 2019
written 2018

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Terrell Saunders, UNC Greensboro Lizbeth Morales, Univeristy of North Texas at Dallas Evelyn Denisse Monreal Pitones, Universidad de Monterrey Mikita Thompson, University of Baltimore Jayda Williams, University of Central Arkansas Madeline Mills, University of Central Florida Kalen Russell, University of Central Oklahoma Wanjiku Gatheru, University of Connecticut Sarah Richard, University of Dayton Liliana Diaz-Solodukhin, University of Denver Krista Smith, University of Florida Mariana Grijalva, University of Houston-Downtown Marvin Slaughter, University of Illinois at Chicago Alix Fisk, University of Kansas Cynthia Corona, University of La Verne Taryn Jones, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Stephanie Milani, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Josue Rivera Valdez, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Faith Boone, University of Miami Anna Maria Genovesi, University of Michigan-Flint Jennifer Mossgraber, University of Missouri - St. Louis Sophie Moon, University of Montana Spencer Whyte, University of Mount Union Cassandra Griffin, University of Nebraska Omaha Daniel Suber, University of North Carolina Asheville Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Katherine Rasmussen, University of North Florida Brittaney Dyer, University of North Georgia Ashley Sánchez, University of Northern Iowa Prathm Juneja, University of Notre Dame Sabine Brown, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Heidi Lee, University of Pennsylvania Matthew Bell, University of Puget Sound Victoria Stabile, University of Rhode Island Alicia Jiggetts, University of Richmond Josefina Jaramillo, University of San Diego Daizha Green, University of South Carolina Tiana Burgess, University of South Carolina Beaufort Michael Sullivan, University of St Thomas Wendy Hoang, University of Wisconsin - Madison Yoger Aguilar, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Zoe Betancourt, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Sydney Mastey, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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