Alumni (National Fellow)

Merlin Chowkwanyun

National Fellow
B.A. Columbia University (2005)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2011)
M.P.H. University of Pennsylvania (2012)
Fields of Interest:
African American History
American Political Development
Healthcare Policy
Social Issues
Urban History

Thesis Description:

The Dilemmas of ’Community Health’: 1945-2000

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