Cindy Chwa is a MPH Candidate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Research Assistant on the iWellness Study. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Policy and Management at University of California, Irvine in 2018, and her career goals after completing her MPH program is to pursue a PhD in public health.
Her research interests are primarily driven by equitable health system solutions through the lens of social behavior and psychology. Her projects have involved integration of digital mental health into a university health center, the effects of global events on suicidal ideation diagnoses, emotional coping strategies, eating disorder training for primary care physicians, and the effects of discrimination/acculturation on immigrants. Ultimately, her goal is to leverage digital mental health technology and other therapeutic modalities while targeting populations that lack access to adequate mental health care and education on importance of mental health care prioritization.