Student Fellow Alumna
Ariane Tschumi is a joint JD/MPH student at Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Public Health focusing on issues of global health. Her research interests lie in health care delivery, early childhood and preventable diseases, maternal mortality, and the use of litigation as a strategy for realizing the right to health. Her fellowship research assessed the notion of a right to health care for the poor in the United States through judicial analogy. By comparing arguments that the U.S. Supreme Court has made to incrementalize a limited right to health care for certain populations with the particular burdens placed on the poor through the structural determinants of poverty, Ariane’s research sought to demonstrate that a right to health care for the poor may not be as "radical" as it first appears. Her fellowship paper was titled Conceptualizing a Right to Health Care for the Poor in the United States through Judicial Analogy.