Dana Guggenheim, (BA/BS '23)
Dana Guggenheim is a Duke undergraduate student part of the class of 2023 from Roslyn, NY. She is pursuing an interdepartmental major in Public Policy and Neuroscience with minors in Global Health in Chemistry. Dana is also a Margolis Scholar and 2020 Duke-Margolis Summer Intern. During her time as an intern in 2020, she worked with the Duke Population Health Management Office and continued her work through the following academic year. For the summer of 2021, Dana received the opportunity to work as a Health Insurance Student Trainee with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Her research interests have been focused on older adults and aging populations, specifically in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). She is also a member of the Duke-Margolis Bass team: Impact of Face Coverings on Patient-Provider Communication and Health Outcomes.
Dana is further interested in exploring social determinants of health, health equity, and health care innovation. Her goal after Duke is to attend medical school and integrate research in health policy and management with her career as a physician leader. On-campus, Dana is also a chemistry research assistant in the Becker Lab, Copy Editor of The Standard, Programming Coordinator of FEMMES Connect (STEM mentorship), and an analyst on the Duke Student Government Research Unit.