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Saloni Parikh

Senior CSCG Fellow

After graduating from Ursinus, I hope to obtain a MD or DO, as well as a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). I plan to use the combination of my medical degree with my MPH as a platform for education, prevention, and reforming women’s and reproductive health care policy. More specifically, I intend to pursue a career as an OB/GYN and focus on promoting reproductive justice for women of color by working to reform the existing systemic barriers and policy that are the determinants of the disparities and injustice that currently exist.

My Majors and Minors

Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  and Ethics and Health Policy / Scholars in Service / Emergency Medical Services  / MAPS

My Research

I conduct research in Dr. Rebecca Roberts’ Lab. We observe the effects of bisphenols, which are commonly found in plastics, on the proliferation and metastasis of human breast cancer cells.

My Favorite CSCG Events

Dr. Tyrone Hayes                                                       

My CSCG Courses

PHIL- 246 (Biomedical Ethics), POL - 336 (Science and the Common Good), PHIL – 240 (Ethics), PHIL – 309 (Sexual Ethics: Coercion and Consent), PSYC – 475 (Minority Health and Health Disparities)

My CSCG Civic Internship

I completed a month-long internship, funded by the CSCG, at a medical clinic in Las Salinas, Nicaragua in the summer of 2016 with the FIMRC organization. As an intern, I had the opportunity to shadow the clinic’s Pediatrician and OB/GYN, as well as go on direct prental, diabetic, and physical therapy visits. Alongside shadowing and observing, I also had the opportunity to practice taking vitals on patients and interacting with children. Abby, Ashley, and I also worked on a side project teaching PE classes and miniature health lessons to students at local elementary and middle schools. 

Life After Ursinus

I want to combine my passions for science, advocacy, and social justice to educate, empower, and provide care for women of color as well as work towards changing the face of the current reproductive rights movement in America so that it is inclusive of women of color.