Micaela Hall | 2016 | Interns

Micaela Hall (’17)

Brooklyn, NY

Rich and Kathleen Levin Intern

Urban Studies and Planning Major

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Over the summer I worked at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. They serve as the primary advisors to Congress on scientific matters. Within the Academies, I helped with the Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity. Using the Culture of Health Lens put forth by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the committee strives to identify best practices and provide recommendations for communities hoping to tackle health inequities. I was most involved in helping narrow down the potential case studies to be featured within the report. The actions taken by these communities were inspiring and reminded me that their are creative solutions to be found for some of societies most pressing concerns. My research into the case studies also lay at the intersection of urban planning and public health, highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary work.