Directors

-Director​-

Inesa Rozenman

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Inesa has taken over the directorship role from Gabriel Lambert in April 2016. She has been an active member of Polygeia since September 2015, operating as the Training and Recruitment Lead. Currently, Inesa is undertaking a PhD in medical sciences at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London.

Inesa is passionate about engaging with the public, and discussing health policy issues affecting the UK and the world. 

-Internal Deputy- Director

Paul Tern

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Paul is a fifth-year medical student at Cambridge. As Deputy Director, he oversees the marketing, operations, training and recruitment divisions of Polygeia. Paul has an interest in health policy – he believes that the institutions that govern and coordinate the distribution of healthcare are as important to the success of any healthcare system as the doctors providing the care itself.

-External Deputy- Director

Mohammed Abdelaziz

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As External Deputy Director, Mohammed is responsible for ensuring that all the different Polygeia branches continue working harmoniously together. He is a fifth year Medical student at Cambridge and was previously a researcher at Polygeia, working on strategies to manage MDR-TB in high burden areas. He is very interested in international political behaviours and how health and policy is manipulated and influenced. 

-Director of Policy-

 

Fawz Kazzazi

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Fawz is responsible for overseeing and organising Polygeia’s projects. He works with the researchers to determine relevant internal projects that allow Polygeia members to explore their interests and work on topics outside of their curriculum that have a wider global impact.

Fawz is a medical student at the University of Cambridge. He feels his experience working with policy-makers at NICE and various previous leadership roles have put him in good stead to focus his work with Polygeia. Fawz’s interests include the decisions behind the distribution of resources in different healthcare systems, and the impact of infrastructure and politics on these.

Executive Committee

-Director​-

Irina Mindlina

Irina is in her 2nd year of a Graduate Medicine course. Before making a switch to Medicine, she worked as a financial analyst at Google and as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. She holds a BSc degree in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and a Master's degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics. She joined Polygeia first as a project editor in 2016 because it seemed like a perfect opportunity to apply her skills in social sciences and quantitative research to the field of healthcare that she is very passionate about. Outside of her studies, Irina enjoys hillwalking and taking part in quiz tournaments.

-Head of Operations-

Benjamin Devoy

Benjamin is a fourth year medical student at Cambridge and joined Polygeia in October 2017. As Deputy Director he overseas Polygeia’s operations: coordinating recruitment of committee and researchers and overseeing the marketing and publicity team. Benjamin also contributes to decisions about Polygeia’s strategy and future direction. Benjamin’s interests lie in the bigger picture of medicine and public health, such as how we deliver healthcare and health policy.

-Secretary-

Kuok Ren Teh

Ren is a fourth year medical student at Cambridge with a broad range of interests. Outside medicine, he has worked for a summer at BCG in Kuala Lumpur and is currently interested in the intersection of healthcare and policy. He has previously done basic research on antimicrobial resistance and explored the potential of certain types of genetic information to be used in insurance underwriting.

Central Committee

-Director of Policy-

Raihan Mohammed

Raihan is a 4th year medical stduent at Cambridge, with oversight of Polygeia’s projects and organising external Commissioners to work with us. He is interested in the broader healthcare sector, with experience in healthcare investment banking, advisory roles at two MedTech start-ups and in research, with over 10 peer-reviewed publications. He believes that Polygeia is the perfect intersection between different healthcare sectors and have significant impact on global policy.

-Editor in Chief-

Vacant

This position is currently vacant! Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved. 

-Recruitment Lead-

Ali Khalid

Ali is a fourth year medical student at Cambridge, with interests in research and access initiatives. As the recruitment lead of Polygeia, he is involved in the recruitment process and interviews for researchers, editors and committee members. Ali has served as a mentor at the CUSU shadowing scheme and CUH work experience amongst other organisations, in addition to his responsibilities as the President and Treasurer of societies at Cambridge.

-Training Lead-

Brian Wong

Coming soon!

-Treasurer​-

Anmol Arora

Anmol is a 4th year medical student at the University of Cambridge, having intercalated in Management Studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He has a keen interest in health policy and management, with a broad range of research experience and working with start-ups. As Treasurer, Anmol coordinates the financial aspects of the society to ensure that Polygeia can continue to produce high-quality research and further increase the scope of its annual conference.

-Sponsorship & Grants-

 

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This position is currently vacant! Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.

-Webmaster-

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-Marketing Lead-

Anita Bolina

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-Social Media-

Aqsa Tahir

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-Press Officer-

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-Brand-

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-Conference & Events-

Fatima Mahmoud

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Cambridge Committee

-President-

Anna Yakovleva

After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry from King’s College London, Anna joined the Calicivirus Group at the University of Cambridge as a PhD student. Her research aims to develop thermostable vaccines, which hold the potential to lower vaccine associated costs, and in turn, increase access to vaccination programs around the world. As President for Polygeia, Anna oversees the recruitment, policy and logistical operations in Cambridge. She is dedicated to tackling global health inequalities through laboratory, field and policy work, with a specific focus on gender inequalities. Previously, she has led a team of student researchers in a project addressing the future of UK surrogacy laws. 

-Marketing Officer-

Tomasz Benedyk

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-Secretary / Recruitment Officer​-

Dawn Lao

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-Training Officer -

Yue Wu

Coming soon!

 

-Branch Editor-

Anamay Shetty

Anamay is a third-year medical student at the University of Cambridge, currently intercalating in bioengineering. He has previously done research with computational biology groups looking at polygenic risk stratification and classification of cis-regulatory peaks in prostate cancer. He is also interested in the politics of global health and efforts to implement universal health care. He was a researcher with Polygeia last year – looking at reforms to UK surrogacy laws – and he is keen to use this experience to support teams as a branch editor.

-Branch Editor-

Akhila K Jayaram

Coming soon!

London Committee

-President​-

Laraib Ali

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-Secretary/Recruitment Officer​-

Arabella Talbutt

Arabella is a first year Human Sciences undergraduate student at UCL. Her passion for public health and policy was sparked by her A Level Geography studies and her main interests include the influence of natural and built environments on shaping mental and physical health, as well as the role of communication between science and society. Outside of academia, Arabella enjoys playing lacrosse, travelling, and natural history documentaries.

-Marketing Officer-

Vacant

This position is currently vacant! Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved. 

-Training Officer-

Ella Togun

Ella is a postgraduate Global health student at King’s College London with a background in Molecular biology and genetics. Ella’s global health interest stemmed from years of volunteering in public health and living in a LMIC, and are focused on global health policy, health system strengthening, universal health coverage and innovation in global health. She is also passionate about using design thinking and other creative methods for research. She is joining the team as the Training officer for London and is excited to work with the rest of the team to produce high quality research. Outside global health, she enjoys music, travel, writing, cooking and creating

 

-Branch Editor-

Hannah Hafezi

Hannah is a third year graduate medical student at King’s College London. Prior to medical school Hannah completed a MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and consequently worked with LSHTM during the Ebola outbreak and on the tuberculosis screening team at Public Health England. She worked with Polygeia two years ago conducting a rapid literature review for MSF on humanitarian needs in crises. As Branch Editor for 2019, Hannah will oversee five projects in London. 

-Branch Editor-

Sally Hayward

Sally is a Research Associate at King’s College London and St George’s, University of London, where she also does consultancy work for the World Health Organization. Previously, she studied for an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in Human Sciences from St John’s College, Oxford. Her research focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying associations between social exposures and population health outcomes such as tuberculosis and dementia. As branch editor, Sally oversees projects in London, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams. 

Oxford Committee

-President​-

Thomas Brockwell

As President, Thomas oversees recruitment, policy and logistical operations in Oxford. He is passionate about providing a voice to students, having integrated talks across the region by founding Thames Valley Medical Society. His involvement with Polygeia stems from a long-standing fascination with public health and a strong belief in the power of charities and the government to change people's lives for the better. Thomas is in his second year of reading Medicine at Oriel College. When not writing essays or acquainting himself with cadavers, Thomas debates at the Oxford Union, plays tennis and runs marathons.

-Marketing Officer​-

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-Secretary/Recruitment Officer-

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-Training Officer-

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-Branch Editor-

Deborah Cross

Coming soon!

-Branch Editor-

Vimal Sriram

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New York Committee

- Co-President ​-

Brigitte Kazzi

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- Co-President ​-

Cheryl Foo

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-Branch Editor​-

Margaret Desmond

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-Branch Editor​-

Melanie Uhde

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