Ishu Sivakumar

Ishu is a Freshman pursuing a Molecular and Cellular Biology major and a Bioethics Minor. As a writer for HMR’s Global Health Team, she is passionate about reporting the international variables of healthcare and the impact of foreign affairs on healthcare policy effectiveness. Ishu’s interest in Global Health extends to her involvement with the Hopkins Model UN Team, her position on the MEDLIFE board, and her involvement with Cancer Metabolomics research at the Medical Institute. Ishu is excited to continue to explore global healthcare when she studies abroad at Oxford University her sophomore year, and she ultimately hopes to become a surgeon.

Hypocrisy in Healthcare

While studying abroad in England and volunteering with the Radcliffe Hospital branch of the NHS, I have heard multiple opinions about the detrimental effects of NHS infrastructure on patient care. This article evaluates the roots of recent NHS protests, revealing complications...

/ October 12, 2017

Will the New African CDC Repeat the Bureaucratic Mistakes of the Ebola Outbreak?

The Ebola virus left the African continent in shock, killing over 11,000 in the worst outbreak since the emergence of HIV/AIDS (Mezher, 2015). Although thousands of volunteers, international peace-keepers, and physicians collaborated to fight Ebola, more efficient overseeing bodies could...

/ July 15, 2017

America First, Science Last

On March 16th, President Donald Trump revealed “America First,” the blueprint of his first official budget. This name certainly has validation, as the budget proposal focuses solely on placing American homeland protection first. While the funding of the departments of...

/ March 22, 2017


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/ January 21, 2017