BSCH Adds Two New Doctoral Students
The department added two new doctoral students this August, Karishma Chhabria and Esther Piervil (pictured left).
Esther Piervil is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow. Also a returning gator, she received her undergraduate degree in Health Education from the College of Health and Human Performance here at UF. Following her undergraduate degree, she attended Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where she received her Master of Public Health degree (concentrated in Health Policy and Management). During her time at UF Esther will serve as a teaching/research assistant in the department. Esther’s current research interests are centered around health equity and access to health care for at-risk and under-served ethnic minority populations, with a particular focus on preventable chronic disease in Florida. She is also interested in working with Caribbean Immigrant populations focusing on acculturation and other cultural factors as they relate to mental health, nutritional health, and preventable chronic disease in the United States.
Welcome to Karishma and Esther; we’re excited to have you!