Meet the 2023-2024 Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship Awardees
The Department of Population Medicine is pleased to introduce this year’s Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship awardees.
Each fellow will study under the mentorship of a Department of Population Medicine faculty member who aligns with their area of expertise, with the overall goal of contributing to the development of health care policy at any of several levels - public, organizational, or clinical.
|Soren Harnois-Leblanc, PhD
Mentors: Marie-France Hivert, MD, MPH; Jessica Young, PhD
Soren is investigating the role of dietary habits on diabetes risk markers from early childhood to late adolescence in Project Viva Cohort using causal inference methods, under the supervision of Marie-France Hivert and Jessica Young. Before this fellowship, she earned her PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at Université de Montréal investigating the natural history of type 2 diabetes in children and of cardiovascular disease in youth with type 1 diabetes, as well as the role of lifestyle habits on these two conditions. Following her PhD, Soren did a one-year fellowship in health economy and epidemiology at McGill University examining the health care costs of pediatric obesity and estimating cost-effectiveness of a pediatric weight management program. More broadly, her research focuses on the prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in at-risk children and children from the general population using robust statistical methods.
Mahnum Shahzad, PhD
Li Yi, PhD
About the Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship
Created by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Harvard University in honor of Thomas Pyle, who was Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Community Health Plan for many years and a leader in the Harvard and Boston communities, the Thomas O. Pyle Fellowship supports scholarly work that contributes to the development of health care policy at any of several levels - public, organizational, or clinical.