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Name: Ohvia Muraleetharan

Position Title: Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Treatment Intern

Location: United States

Technical Expertise: Health Research and Implementation,Data analysis and Visualization,HIV/AIDS

Ohvia is a recent Master of Public Health graduate from the Health Policy program at the Yale School of Public Health. Before finishing her MPH, she took a year off to complete a federally-funded Boren Fellowship in Iringa, Tanzania, where she studied Kiswahili and worked with Project Shikamana, helping support research on HIV prevention and the social determinants of HIV outcomes among female sex workers in the region. She also has experience working to advance sex worker health and rights in New Haven, Connecticut with Yale's Global Health Justice Partnership and the Sex Workers and Allies Network. Other past global health experience includes conducting independent research on sex-selective abortion and gender preference in Pune, India; working as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for Yale's undergraduate introductory global health course; and editing for the Yale Global Health Review. Ohvia is excited about this opportunity to continue working in global sexual health while exploring a new aspect of HIV programming, and hopes to build on this experience by eventually supporting the design of sexual health policy and programs for the federal government.