ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JEANINE NASSER, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this program possesses the support and accountability I am seeking in the process of completing this research-advocacy project. The current COVID-19 pandemic has only elucidated the social structures that contribute to the ongoing racial disparities in rates of COVID-19 infection as well as existing comorbidities (e.g., asthma, hypertension) and demographic factors (e.g., socioeconomic status). By being a Millennium Fellow, I am excited to not only develop a solid and diverse network of support on-campus to give me a more defined shape and scope for my project, but I am also excited to develop leadership skills that will help me adopt a social impact and social justice-based framework in approaching population health research. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Elucidating Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Infection Rates

The Fellow will be conducting research this fall about social and environmental factors that propagate racial disparities in COVID-19 infection rates and morbidity rates using publicly available data. While certain aspects of this project are still being designed, one of the overarching goals of this project is to share my findings of this exploratory analysis through different media, including a preprint (for academic audiences), blog posts, and (if possible) narrative pieces to supplement these quantitative findings.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jeanine Nasser is a fourth-year at Northeastern University double majoring in Health Sciences and Biology (and trying to squeeze in a minor in data science). After completing her undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a graduate program in epidemiology in order to further explore how psychological trauma influences reproductive health outcomes among communities of color and further her understanding of the social and biological underpinnings of health disparities in the United States.

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