David Bunn is excited to apply his passion for health equity and health disparity reduction to bolster the well-being and health of Mississippi’s children. In his role with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, he will be conducting research and designing a policy brief to inform the development of the Blueprint for Success.
David is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health (MPH) focused on Health Policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). David received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2017 from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and went on to Harvard Medical School to become a physician and advocate for his patients.
While in medical school, he noticed the systemic and structural barriers that prevented many patients from receiving adequate care. He consequently began conducting clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to examine issues around access to health care and drug coverage, telemedicine, and cardiovascular disease outcomes. These experiences reinforced his passion for ensuring health equity and reducing health disparities, and inspired him to obtain an MPH after his third year of medical school. Now, as an HSPH student, David focuses on better understanding the role of health policy in addressing and reducing the health care barriers that he saw his patients confront while in medical school.