EVA CHERNOFF (MMPH '18, MD '19) received her BS in psychology and neuroscience with a minor in human development and family studies at Penn State University where she researched how ADHD impacts juvenile, higher level brain function and emotional regulation. She worked for the Child Attention Learning Study at Penn State, coordinating research efforts including participant recruitment, student training, statistical analysis, grant finances and IRB processing. After completing this work, she became interested in learning more about the biological aspects of health and enrolled in medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine pursuing interests in child psychiatry and pediatrics.
After her first year of medical school, Chernoff traveled to the Philippines to research the effect of the mass drug administration program (a common public health initiative) on the treatment of soil-transmitted helminths in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Her public health research led her to pursue the Multidisciplinary MPH between the 3rd and 4th year of medical school. She continues her interests at the intersection of mental health, community psycho-social issues, and incorporating public health into mental health treatment. email@example.com