Fulbright-Imperial College London Postgraduate Award - Public Health
Darius Graham, born in New York City, New York, graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in Anthropology and minor in Health Studies will pursue his master’s in public health at Imperial College London, whose mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine, and business aligns with Graham’s academic passions.
At Haverford, he researched “structural competence”—a framework in health professional education that aims for providers to understand how clinical problems and attitudes towards populations and health systems are influenced by social determinants of health—and how that framework could better address health inequities experienced by patients of color. His senior thesis included observational research conducted while working as a medical scribe, analyzing doctor-patient interactions for examples of structural issues in the healthcare system. As a part of his graduate studies, he hopes to continue and broaden this research.