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Sakurako Oyama

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Sakurako Oyama


Ms. Oyama spent her fellowship year at the Samoan Ministry of Health in Apia under the mentorship of Nicola Hawley, PhD and Satupaitea Viali, BHB, MChB, FRACP, FCSANZ, MPH. Her research focused on evaluating the cardiometabolic correlates and psychosocial burden of infertility among Samoan women with obesity.

Ms. Oyama received her MPhil in Applied Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and her BA in Anthropology and Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing a MD/PhD in the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. Ultimately, she aspires to become a physician scientist who practices obstetrics and gynecology and conducts longitudinal epidemiological research to characterize how rising obesity prevalence among women of reproductive age affects maternal and child health outcomes globally.