Margolis Summer Interns
Elaijah Lapay is a rising sophomore at Duke University planning on pursuing a Global Health and Cultural Anthropology Co-Major. He has been involved with a Bass Connections team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food security and resilience among Latinx and immigrant populations in Durham and the United States. On campus, Elaijah is involved with Root Causes, a student organization focused on tackling food insecurity and housing access within the Durham community, as well with the Duke Medical Ethics Journal, a student-run publication on topical ethical issues related to healthcare and medicine. Moving forward, Elaijah hopes to investigate the intersection of cultural and migration studies with medicine and healthcare in order to ultimately improve the wellbeing of historically marginalized migrant and immigrant populations. This summer, Elaijah will be working on developing a model for cost effectiveness of Cardiovascular Disease in Myanmar.