Queenie Abad was born in Tuguegarao, Philippines. She was raised in San Antonio, Texas where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology. She completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Her interest in social determinants of health and community health led her to the Yale Internal Medicine/Primary Care Program where she completed her residency. During residency, she saw the extent of which occupational factors and the built environment contributed to the health of her patients. She is now a Clinical Fellow at the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program. Her current research is a mixed methods qualitative and quantitative research study that investigates the psychosocial impacts of seafaring in communities in the Philippines. Her academic interests include the occupational health and safety of vulnerable workers, community advocacy, and workers’ rights. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and her cat. She can be seen biking around New Haven, hiking, and canoeing. She also loves to cook.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Medicine (2016)