This bio is current as of 2020. 

Emily Fisher is in her fourth year of medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, McGovern Medical School. She is dual enrolled in an MD/MPH program with plans to graduate in May 2021. Fisher will be pursuing medical residency in Neurology starting July 2021.

This profile was current as of 2017, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

My current research with Dr. Erin McDonnell is focused in political sociology, regarding how countries in Western Africa develop effective bureaucracy and civil service procedures. My specific role as a research assistant is to compile and analyze relevant literature to our research topics and present this information to Dr. McDonnell. In addition, I have conducted some interview research in the past, and I have aided in editing some of her published work.

My major excursion through the Kellogg Institute was the Experiencing the World Fellowship the summer after my sophomore year. I traveled to New Delhi, India for the summer to learn about the socialization of autism spectrum disorder in the developing world. There, I served as a dual intern and research assistant for Action for Autism’s ongoing projects.  Although my current research project is about health care access for individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the United States, my time in India provided me with a breadth of information and skills with which to begin my sociology senior thesis.

Science Preprofessional Studies
Thematic Interests

Individuals with disabilities in the developing world

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