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Yara El-Khatib

Policy Impact Unit Research Assistant, Climate Change and Health

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Yara El-Khatib


Yara El-Khatib is a senior in Yale College studying Global Affairs and Global Health Studies. She is particularly interested in the health impacts of climate crises, especially on vulnerable populations, like refugees and the disabled. For example, she has researched the morbidity, mortality, and management of NCDs following natural disasters and hopes to gain more perspectives on these issues–and others in climate change and health–through the Student Associates program! Outside of academics, Yara sings a cappella, plays on the ultimate frisbee team, advocates for the representation of Middle Eastern and North African students on campus, and leads First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trips (FOOT).