Mirandy Li

MD/PhD Candidate, LSUHSC | United States

Mirandy Li grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina. After witnessing the health and resource disparities that resulted from the storm, she was inspired to go to medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). As the only queer woman of color in her medical school class, she joined, led, and created organizations focused on student activism. As co-president of LSUHSC’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice (MSFC), she organized student trainings on IUD insertion, contraception counseling, and abortion. Mirandy was selected as a MSFC Reproductive Health Extern in 2017 and was awarded the Women in Medicine Leadership Award in 2018. She decided to pursue her PhD in public health, where she could research health disparities that marginalize vulnerable populations. Her dissertation focuses on LGBTQ health disparities in the Deep South region of the U.S. After graduating with her MD/PhD, she plans to become an abortion provider.

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