Peter Yeh, Baylor College of Medicine

My project partner Christine and I are working with hospitals and community organizations to improve the quality of life of patients with sickle cell as they transition to adulthood by establishing a peer social support and resource network, creating a mentorship program, hosting workshops for career and personal development, and fostering advocacy and leadership.

My name is Peter Yeh and I’m a 3rd year at BCM who is interested in Sports Medicine. I, along with Christine, will be working with people with sickle cell disease who are in the transitional age of care between ages of 16 and 26. We aim to start monthly support groups and mentorship programs with the overall long-term goal to increase the number of successful transitions to adult care. I grew up in Dallas, majored in Biopsychology at Tufts University, and studied abroad in The University of Hong Kong for a semester. The year before entering medical school, I joined Boston City Year, an Americorps organization, and worked with the underserved and underrepresented population as well as the Dever-McCormack School. My hobbies include chess and taekwondo. I am very excited about being a Schweitzer Fellow and look forward to working with you guys in the near future.