One of the Osher Center’s educational opportunity offerings is to provide mentorship to Harvard Medical School students as they complete a scholarly research project. Currently, Osher Center directors, Drs. Helene Langevin and Darshan Mehta, are mentoring fourth-year Harvard Medical School student, Garrett Conyers, for his research project Identifying Stress Landscapes in Boston Neighborhoods.
Title: Identifying Stress Landscapes in Boston Neighborhoods
Garrett Conyers, Helene M. Langevin MD, Gary J. Badger MS, Darshan H. Mehta MD, MPH
Purpose: Chronic stress plays a role in the development of health disparities. However, the relationship between neighborhood-stressors and stress-related health problems and behaviors is unknown. In the city of Boston MA, three neighborhoods, while within a three-mile radius, have widely divergent life expectancies. This work aims to investigate and compare perceived neighborhood-level stressors, stress-related negative behaviors, and stress-related health problems in these neighborhoods.
Garrett Conyers will present his project’s poster at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. His extensive work on Identifying Stress Landscapes in Boston Neighborhoods has been awarded the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health’s Young Investigator Award. This award is to encourage and recognize innovative and impactful integrative medicine & health work being conducted by promising young investigators who have a desire to conduct further work in the field of integrative medicine & health.
If you are interested in the opportunity to complete a scholarly project with mentorship from the Osher Center, we would like to hear from you. We are seeking another student who would be supported by HMS funding of up to $30,000 for one year for their research project. Medical students interested in participating in this program should contact the Osher Center at [email protected]