ESP Biography



BHUVNA MURTHY, MIT first year studying Biological Engineering




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Bhuvna Murthy and I am GlobeMed's Global Health University Co-Director. I am looking forward to an amazing day full of really interesting lessons on global health and GlobeMed. I am planning to major in Course 20 and am currently involved in various on-campus clubs including class council, Medlinks, and my sorority! Outside of school, I really like to dance, swim, and play tennis for fun and I really want to travel to Europe for a long trip some time in the next couple years. I currently live in Maseeh LL (it isn’t a dungeon I swear) and I love the people on my floor and all the amazing friends I’ve made so far and hope to continue doing so. GlobeMed is an organization looking to improve global health and college student involvement in it. We participate in various local and international partnerships to further our cause. I am really looking forward to the next six weeks.



Past Classes

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Z14197: Social Determinants of Health and Acknowledging Systemic Racism in Healthcare in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This is an installment of the MIT Global Health Alliance Splash Lesson series focused on structural racism and it's impact on social determinants of health, access to healthcare, and bias impacting quality of health. Want to learn more about global health? Why does it matter now? Besides COVID-19, what are other questions about global health and pressing challenges we need to address? Check out our other classes as well: The Digital Global Health Crisis: Social Media and Mental Health, Defining Global Health in 2020.


Z14198: Defining Global Health in 2020 in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
This is an installment of the MIT Global Health Alliance Splash Lesson series focused on an introduction to global health and the pandemic's impact on it. Get ready to have discussions about why it is important to remedy healthcare disparities. Why does it matter now? Besides COVID-19, what are other questions about global health and pressing challenges we need to address? Check out our other classes as well: Systemic Racism in Healthcare and Social Determinants of Health and The Digital Global Health Crisis: Social Media and Mental Health


H14206: The Digital Global Health Crisis: Social Media and Mental Health in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Our news, friends, and lives, are on social media platforms. Protests, elections, conspiracy theories, and more are influenced, perpetuated, and catalyzed by social media. How do we address social media as a global health crisis, particularly in the context of mental health and public health? Come learn about how Instagram manipulates your brain chemistry, Facebook struggles to prevent "infodemics," TikTok sells tweens' attention, and strategies to protect ourselves. --- Want to learn more about global health? Check out MIT Global Health Alliance's other Splash classes: Systemic Racism in Healthcare and Social Determinants of Health, and Defining Global Health in 2020.


H14123: Global Health in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Join GlobeMed at MIT for a class on public and global health! Learn about world response to COVID-19 and what measures can be truly useful. Participate in a mini global health hackathon at the end of the six weeks and use the skills you've learned to solve global health issues!


Z13846: Global Health in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Want to learn about public health and participate in a mini global health hackathon? Well this is the course for you! You will learn about various aspects of global and public health and gather the tools to begin solving real world healthcare issues. This course will be taught by the amazing members of MIT's GlobeMed chapter (https://www.globemed.org) and we're really looking forward to having amazing discussions with you!


S13780: Global Health in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Want to learn about public health and participate in a mini global health hackathon? Well this is the course for you! Over the six weeks of instruction, you will learn about various aspects of global and public health and gather the tools to begin solving real world healthcare issues. This course will be taught by the amazing members of MIT's GlobeMed chapter (https://www.globemed.org) and we're really looking forward to having amazing discussions with you!