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Sumita Strander

Research Assistant

Sumita Strander is a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. Prior to medical school, she received an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where she studied Anthropology and Neuroscience and completed a senior thesis exploring experiences of dementia and dementia care among Indian elders. After graduating college, she also conducted a year of clinical neurology research with stroke patients at the Yale School of Medicine. In medical school, Sumita has nurtured her passion for neurology, especially the multidisciplinary questions it raises. She plans to pursue a career in academic neurology where she continues to delve into the ethical and experiential dimensions of neurological illness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching films, and cooking with family and friends.