Rhea Saksena

All Disciplines Award, Harvard University - Global Health

Rhea is an NHS medical doctor and a passionate health advocate. She is particularly interested in the way global health structures intersect and contribute to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and obesity prevalence worldwide. She graduated from UCL with First Class Honours in Global Health where she was also nominated for the Faculty of Life Sciences Medal for her dissertation analysing obesity policies in the UK. She has also worked for Public Health England design and implement strategies to reduce childhood obesity. Rhea is currently training as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Oxford, a role which enables her to continue to develop both her clinical and academic interests in obesity and diabetes. Rhea is thrilled to undertake the Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she will develop the skills and understanding required to design health systems that ensure that a high standard of health is a certainty for all and not a privilege for a lucky few.