Rasheca Logendran

Rasheca Logendran from Raleigh, North Carolina, is pursuing an MD at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Duke University in 2020 as a Robertson Scholar with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Nutrition. As an aspiring community and policy focused physician, Rasheca hopes to partner with marginalized populations to further health equity. Her research has included projects on the importance of health literacy and numeracy for patients with diabetes, understanding the built food environment in Kibera, Kenya, and creating a national landscape on how to measure and address social-emotional well-being in Early Childhood. Rasheca also served as a health-facilitator for group based prenatal care at the Durham health department and helped to create a community-based organization that provides free doula services to low-resource individuals.