Summer Rak

Summer Rak

Resident Tutor
Statistics, Health Policy
BGLTQ Advising
Summer Rak

Hi Pfoho! My name is Summer, and I’m thrilled to be returning to the house this year! I’m originally from Arizona but moved to the east coast to attend Johns Hopkins where I majored in Public Health and Biology and minored in Spanish. After graduating in 2016, I stayed at Hopkins to complete a MSPH in Health Policy and Management and worked as a research assistant at Dartmouth focusing on the effect of payment and delivery system reforms on disparities in care for my year-long field placement. Currently, I’m a third-year doctoral student in the Health Policy program in the Statistics track at Harvard. My current research interests lie in methodological innovations that leverage large datasets for health policy evaluation, specifically social safety net programs. Before coming to Harvard, I spent the summer road tripping across 13 US national parks camping, backpacking, and hiking! Outside of graduate school, I am an avid rock climber. I also love to hike, kayak, and crochet! If you are interested (or even mildly curious) about any of the above, don’t hesitate to ask!

As a tutor, I am looking forward to working with students in areas of health policy, statistics, and research study design. I am also excited to help anyone navigating graduate school applications or interested in non-clinical health careers. I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Wolbach 3

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