Kayla Bucci is a junior from Avon Lake, Ohio majoring in science preprofessional studies and minoring in health, humanities, and society, with the goal of attending medical school. She has research interests in global health, public health, and medical anthropology. She is currently working under Professor Vania Smith-Oka in the Culture of Medicine Lab. The lab focuses on medical anthropology, specifically topics such as medical spaces, women’s reproductive health and cesareans, obstetric violence, and mentorship in the medical field.
After working on data analysis last semester, Bucci will be helping with a paper about the effect of ecological stoves on Indigenous women’s respiratory health and gender empowerment. She is also helping write a grant for the continuation of a project about the Robson Classification System for cesarean rates.