Wei-Hsuan Wendy Lee
Wendy is an incoming first-year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine from Taiwan. She received her B.S in Biology from Emory University. During her time in college, Wendy conducted genetics and cell biology research at Emory SOM on the genetic interactions and signaling pathways of a rare autosomal recessive intellectual disability first discovered in an Iranian family. She also conducted public health research at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory in collaboration with the Food Fortification Initiative to evaluate existing international grain fortification recommendations. She also spent a summer in Argentina studying South American healthcare culture, system, and infrastructure. Most of her time outside of academics was devoted to service projects addressing social justice issues surrounding food insecurity in the Greater Atlanta Area and the Southeast of the United States. After graduation, she pursued a Master's in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom as a Cambridge Trust Scholar with an interest in genetic and chronic disease epidemiology. Her thesis focused on the causal association between cortisol and common chronic diseases using Mendelian Randomization. She also sat on the Steering Committee of the Cambridge Global Food Security Forum, an interdisciplinary network of researchers who aim to develop innovative solutions to food security at local, national, and international scales. Outside of work, Wendy enjoys hiking, grocery shopping, cooking, and traveling. Talk to Wendy if you have any questions about international scholarships, studying abroad, MD/PhD programs, and being a woman in STEM.