P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Yoonhee Ha, 2011

PhD/MD, University of Pennsylvania

Yoonhee Ha is the child of immigrants from South Korea

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD/MD in Epidemiology and Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

YOONHEE PATRICIA HA is a MD/PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her doctoral studies are in epidemiology.

Yoonhee was born in the US to emigrants from South Korea who are now naturalized citizens,

Yoonhee completed a master's degree in public health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, where she was a Marshall Scholar. As an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, Yoonhee earned bachelors degrees in microbiology, finance, and Korean and a minor in political science.

While at Ohio State, Yoonhee was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, selected as a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team. Yoonhee has interned with the World Health Organization in Geneva, American Cancer Society in Washington, DC, and non-governmental organizations in London and Nairobi. After completing her studies, she hopes to become a physician-researcher.

  • MSc Public Health | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2008
  • BA Finance | Ohio State University 2008
  • BS Microbiology | Ohio State University 2008
  • BA Korean | Ohio State University 2008
  • MPhil Epidemiology and Population Health | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • PhD Epidemiology | University of Pennsylvania
  • MD Medicine | University of Pennsylvania
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