Self-photograph of Ashna Kambhampati

September 2023 Student of the Month: Ashna Kambhampati

My name is Ashna, and I’m an upcoming 3rd year Global Disease Biology major! Throughout my time at Davis, I have had the opportunity to take various classes which have furthered my passion for public health. The GDB major has helped me learn and appreciate the One Health perspective as it is unique to UC Davis. I hope to apply this perspective throughout the rest of my pre-med and medical career.

Currently, I’m working on my GDB practicum project with Dr. Laura Fejerman and Dr. Diana Miglioretti, which explores the overall effectiveness of mobile mammography programs. I am working on researching the various comprehensive cancer centers in the US and collecting data on their mobile mammogram programs. This project will contribute to Dr. Miglioretti’s work in developing a mobile mammovan and conducting research focused on serving racially/ethnically diverse low-income women through the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.