Liza completed her undergraduate education at Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude with a major in International Studies and a minor in Medical Humanities. Prior to medical school, she completed a Global Health Corps fellowship in Kalisizo, Uganda and worked at Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Program.
Liza matriculated at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2020. She is enrolled in the MD-MPH dual degree through the Global Health Scholars program. While at Icahn, Liza has participated in leadership for the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP)’s mental health clinic, developing a consult-liaison program to better integrate mental health into primary care for EHHOP patients. She has published research related to implementation of psychological interventions across low resource settings and wellbeing of medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liza is grateful for her family, friends, and many mentors who have encouraged her interests in global health and health equity throughout medical education and advocated for her in finding opportunities to combine these interests.
Liza will graduate with her MPH degree and complete a gap year in global psychiatry at the organization Partners in Health prior to finalizing her MD degree.