Karishma Furtado is a doctoral student in the Brown School’s Public Health Sciences Program. She completed her Masters in Public Health also at the Brown School and received Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. As a doctoral student, she looks forward to studying health communication and dissemination as well as ways in which behavioral economics and other “outside” fields can lend insight to causes of and solutions to health disparities. She is also interested in the link between social and health disparities. Little known fact: Karishma has a horrible sense of direction. Astonishingly bad. If you see her wandering around, there’s a decent chance she’s lost. That’s not usually a problem, though, since she budgets extra travel time just in case. She also has a borderline unhealthy obsession with cats.