Phylicia Twumwaa Bediako

Hometown: Bronx, NY/ Monticello, NY

pyb5129@psu.edu

Research/Academic Interests

  • Rural health, rural communities, especially ethnic/immigrant communities; global health (Ghana)
  • Health disparities, epidemiology, sexually productive health issues and care provided for those issues

Prior Education

  • UNC Chapel Hill, BSPH Health Policy and Management; minor Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Gillings School of Global Public Health

Employment History

I worked four years as a business operations intern for UNC’s Department of Housing and Residential Education; I also interned at Maimonides Medical Center in the Management Information Systems Department, served as a CDC Intern on DELTA PREP phone interview follow up, and was a residential associate at the Center for Discovery.

Interests/Facts about Hometown

I grew up in the South Bronx. My neighborhood was full of minorities and immigrants (Latinos, Africans, and African-Americans especially). Monticello is a rural/ suburban area with large Latino and Jewish populations. It is about an hour and a half from New York City.