Christine Pham graduated from the University of Houston in 2020 with a BS in Biomedical Sciences. She is currently working towards her Masters in Public Health at Yale University. Outside of school, she serves as the Education Director for the HAVEN Free Clinic, a student-run primary care clinic that provides the New Haven community with access to comprehensive medical care and social services.


During her undergraduate career, Christine was extensively involved with a number of pre-health and community health student organizations. As a student leader and community health worker, she collaborated with students, faculty, and community members to create academic enrichment programs with Project Engagement Encouraging Rising Students (PEERS) and the American Medical Women’s Association.


Christine is passionate about promoting equitable partnerships between universities and their neighboring communities as well as improving health outcomes for BIPOC communities. She plans to attend medical school and hopes to someday integrate her public health research with clinical practice.


One of her biggest wishes is to see more URM students in higher education and medicine. Under Dr. Opara’s guidance, she looks forward to developing her research skills.