ESP Biography

PALLAVI AYSOLA BALIVADA, PhD student studying Biological Engineering

Major: Biological Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Pallavi graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering. She is interested in understanding immune recognition in the context of autoimmune diseases at the Birnbaum Lab. Outside of lab, she can be found writing music, playing the piano, and convincing her long-suffering friends to sing along.

Past Classes

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X15068: Beyond Medicine: Exploring Inclusivity and Equity in Healthcare in HSSP Summer 2022 (Jul. 09, 2022)
This interdisciplinary course explores healthcare systems from perspectives beyond just medicine. We will start by developing an understanding of health and disease in the human body, followed by sessions on medical research and healthcare systems around the world. We will also think about designing medical devices to be more accessible, as well as learn about the frontiers of AI and machine learning in medicine. The course will end with two sessions exploring the role of storytelling, language, and art in modern medical practice. Throughout the course, we will closely examine where healthcare leaves patients out and think about ways to implement equitable and inclusive changes.