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Milken Scholar 2015
Scholar Profile

Bri Matusovsky

Public Health

Biography

Bri (they/them) is a graduate from Yale University, where they earned their Bachelors degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with an interdisciplinary certificate in Global Health Studies. They are currently a graduate student at the UC San Francisco - UC Berkeley joint PhD program in Medical Anthropology. Their research focuses on queer aging futurity: extending critical disability studies and critical queer and trans studies frameworks to gerontological conceptions of aging and care for seniors, including those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.


After graduating college, Bri worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Rater Training and Site Services Department at Cogstate in New Haven, CT. During and after college, Bri participated in grassroots anti-racist organizing with the activist group New Haven Rising. During college Bri spent the summers abroad - after their junior year, they conducted research in Bucharest, Romania on intersectional stigmatized identities including gender and sexual orientation, with a focus on women's and other gender minorities's mental health outcomes, in collaboration with a number of non-governmental organizations in the area. In their free-time, Bri enjoys reading and writing poetry, trying new recipes, and testing out new flavors as they brew their own kombucha.


High school:  Santa Monica High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
0 Ph.D. Medical Anthropology
Yale College
New Haven, CT
2019 B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology