Student Fellow Alumnus
Rajan Sonik is a second year student at Harvard Law School whose primary academic interests are health disparities and the ways in which the social determinants of health model can be employed to improve advocacy for low-income populations. He is particularly concerned with the synergistic and destructive effects of poverty and chronic illness on children. This interest stems from his experiences mentoring and advocating for teenagers with sickle cell disease. His research aims to articulate better understandings of the challenges these youth face in order to determine the best ways to help them lead healthy and successful lives. He received a BA in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard, and an MPH from UC Davis. He served as a Sickle Cell Advocacy Fellow through the Richardson and Pforzheimer Fellowship Program and has a black belt in Kenpo.