Nichole Roxas, MPH

Nichole Roxas, MPH

Nichole Roxas, MPH

Nichole Roxas is a first generation Filipina American. Unsettled by the stark contrast between her life and her families’ in the Philippines, questions like, “What do I do with this privilege? How do I make a difference?” drive her moral compass. She chose Medicine for its commitment to service and is a rising fourth year at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Bearing witness to embodied injustice after she lost family to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and on the wards, she realized that Medicine works within the confines of unequal structural realities. She is currently pursuing an MPH at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health to learn how to positively influence the structural forces that dictate who has and who has not. She is a recipient of the Health Resources Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant T76MC00001 entitled Training Grant in Maternal and Child Health. She is a co-founder and national organizer for the grassroots movement Protect Our Patients. She hopes to better intertwine her clinical, anthropological, and social justice lenses to become a more effective ally as an aspiring child and adolescent psychiatrist.