Cynthia Dong, (BA/BS '23)
Cynthia Dong is a rising junior at Duke University pursuing a self-designed degree entitled "Health Disparities: Causes and Policy Solutions." Cynthia is an incoming Margolis Scholar, a Duke University Huang Fellow, and a Bass Connections student. She is greatly interested in understanding what causes social inequality and how it contributes to health inequity. She hopes to use the knowledge she gleans from her program of study to contribute effective health policy solutions. At Duke, Cynthia is the Social Chair of Duke Chinese Dance, a Senator on Duke Student Government (with a focus on mental health and equity), a Help Desk Community Resource Navigator, a COVID-19 contact tracer, and an undergraduate research assistant in the West Lab. In the future, Cynthia plans to pursue an MD/MPH and continue contributing to the fight against health inequity. As a Margolis Intern, Cynthia worked on gaining a better understanding of health care transformation and as a Margolis Scholar, Cynthia is eager to network with others invested in health policy and learn more about the skills needed to created effective policy solutions.