At the Rodham Institute, we work to alleviate health disparities in Washington, DC through a multi-pronged approach utilizing our position as a part of an academic medical center--George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This podcast series examines issues of health disparities from several perspectives, bringing in the voices of doctors, academic researchers, and patients themselves. Produced and voiced by Diana Hla, a junior at Johns Hopkins University, and David Hla, a junior at St. Albans School.
Born and raised in DC, Diana Hla is a junior at Johns Hopkins University double majoring in Biophysics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a minor in Entrepreneurship & Management. She hopes to become an emergency physician who is also active in the public health arena. She has written several articles for the American College of Cardiology and Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Diana does sphingolipid research in Dr. Chatterjee's lab at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHSOM), with previous experience in coronavirus & Golgi research in Dr. Carolyn Machamer's lab, also at JHSOM.
In her free time, she loves singing, Tae-Kwon-Do, theater, and ice skating.
David Hla is a junior at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. He hopes to pursue medicine and computer science in college and find a way to combine the two fields to help patients, especially the underserved. At St. Albans, he leads the Science Bowl and is an editor of the Saint Albans Newspaper. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, coding, and swimming.