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2022-2023 Stanford Global Health Media Fellow

Janelle Chavez

Janelle Chavez, from Port Isabel, Texas, aspires to promote health literacy and access to quality medical care in underserved populations. She graduated with a degree in Biology Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. During her studies, Janelle served as a health policy intern at the Texas State Capitol, assisted with MD Anderson Cancer Center telementoring efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, and worked with local doctors in the Dominican Republic and Peru. As a Stanford Medical student, Janelle collaborates with surgery faculty to evaluate disparities in access to emergency care and volunteers with the Families at the Border Initiative providing training and resources to providers caring for refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Blending her passions for medicine and media, she creates videos about women’s health issues for Stanford’s Center for Health Education. Janelle is a National Cancer Institute R25E Fellow, UT Austin Dean’s Honored Graduate, Forty Acres Scholar, Stamps Scholar, Coca-Cola Scholar and Knight-Hennessy Scholar.