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Kirstin Woody Scott

Kirstin Woody Scott, MPhil PhD is currently a fourth-year student at Harvard Medical School and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation focusing on emergency medicine health policy. She is originally from Bakersfield, California and graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Neurobiology and Classical Civilizations in 2006. She received her MPhil in Public Health from the University of Cambridge in 2007. She completed her PhD in Health Policy at Harvard, concentrating on political analysis and global health quality. She also serves as a senior research fellow to Rwanda’s former Minister of Health and current Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, focusing on initiatives to improve quality of care. She serves on the national Medical Student Council to the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, and was awarded the 2018 Samuel Katims Young Scholar in Humanism Award from the American College of Medical Quality.