Carmen LoStudent | Intercalating | United Kingdom, Hong Kong
MSc Public Health – General streamContact Carmen Lo
I am a third year medical student at The University of Hong Kong, currently taking the MSc Public Health programme as an intercalated degree.
Research interests or career goals
I developed research interests in chronic conditions, in particular the interaction between and across non-communicable diseases and mental health, which led me to do research on the effect of social environment on PTSD development prior to my MSc. Subsequently, through working with marginalized groups such as disabled persons and migrants, I became interested in the specific challenges these vulnerable populations face, especially in the case of chronic conditions, and the role of cultural and contextual factors in affecting health equity. I am currently working as a Student Liaison Officer at the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions. After my MSc, I will return to medical school in Hong Kong. I hope to combine my medical training and public health knowledge to address health disparities and improve healthcare delivery.
Why I chose LSHTM/my programme
I was drawn to LSHTM not only because of its well-rounded curriculum, but also (perhaps more importantly) its diversity and inclusion. I personally love the opportunity to interact with and learn from people from diverse backgrounds – I believe different backgrounds can result in very different perspectives when discussing public health, and my experience at LSHTM so far has been extremely eye-opening in this respect.