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Simileoluwa Falako

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Simileoluwa Falako

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Simi is a second-year master’s candidate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at YSPH. She is a graduate researcher at the Yale School of Medicine with the Black Maternal Health Study, where she conducts qualitative research on the experiences of Black women with diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy. Simi volunteers with the HAVEN Free Clinic and Neighborhood Health Project to provide clinical services to underserved populations in the New Haven community and is on the board of the Women of Color for Maternal and Child Health organization. She also serves as the second-year SBS department representative. In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and African-American Studies from Harvard College. She is from Saint Louis, Missouri, and is of Nigerian heritage.