Anthony “Antho” Diep Rosas is pursuing an MD at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US). Anthony’s roots are from the working-class, resilience-powered urban neighborhood of Compton-Willowbrook in South Los Angeles, California. He is a first-generation college graduate, having graduated from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a concentration in Community and Global Health.
Anthony has led community-based research projects in the US and abroad, where he has advanced community-informed policies and programs that promote health equity. He has studied healthcare systems in Thailand, Japan, and Costa Rica, where he was inspired by each country’s emphasis on preventative and public health. Anthony believes that transformative healthcare reform in the US must be centered around strong community-led healthcare systems focused on primary and preventative care. Currently, Anthony is co-operating a community-based free clinic in the Mission District, a working class, predominately Latinx community in San Francisco, and is co-leading quality improvement projects to promote comprehensive primary care for local peoples.
He is interested in how healthcare systems can best address the social determinants of health and understanding best practices in primary care delivery, both domestically and abroad. In his leisure he raps, writes poetry, reads, performs Chinese Lion Dancing, spends time with his spouse, and enjoys fostering new friendships and “homes” around the world.