Kathy Dai

Kathy Dai

Medical Student, Duke University

kathy.dai@duke.edu

Kathy joined DGNN to learn how to conduct ethical, sustainable research and clinical practice in a global context. As an aspiring academic physician, she aims to pursue her passions for global health, behavioral science, and female empowerment throughout her medical career. Kathy graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience from Duke in 2018 and completed a postbac research fellowship at the NIH before matriculating at Duke for medical school in 2019.

Kathy was recently awarded a Duke Med Engage grant to fund a research project that tracks neurosurgical outcomes in Mandalay, Myanmar. When this project was postponed due to COVID-19, she was approved to redirect grant funding towards the implementation of virtual STEM programs for females and underrepresented minorities in the local Durham community.