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Samuel Lewis

Class of 2015-2016

About Samuel

Sam Lewis is a first-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine originally from Albany, New York. He completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Williams College. He subsequently spent one year working at a pediatric hospital in northern Laos as a Luce Scholar, where he was involved in program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Prior to coming to UCLA, Sam completed a MPhil in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. His research focused on retention in care and virologic outcomes among HIV patients at the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda. He has also been involved in research on rural finance in Burkina Faso, as well as pediatric epilepsy care research domestically. His interests lie at the intersection of policy, economics, and global health, with an eye towards health systems strengthening and capacity building. (January 2019)

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