Student Fellow Alumna
Arta Lahiji earned a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health while concurrently a Student Fellow. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California Los Angeles with majors in Biology and Women’s Studies and earned an MD from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include women’s health, international health, and the medical home care model in the care of children with special health care needs. Her previous research includes undergraduate honors theses studying the family-work conflict in women physicians, female genital mutilation, and the clinical role of phytoestrogens and dietary estrogens in cancers effecting post-menopausal women. She has extensively studied the role of the patient-centered medical home in the care of children 13 with special health care needs and also recently further developed her interests in international health and global outreach in Haiti. During her fellowship, Arta studied the clinical, legal, and financial aspects of implementation of the patient-centered medical home into patient care and health care reform. She also organized a very successful panel on the care of children with disabilities the Center co-sponsored with the Harvard School of Public Health.