Danielle Wright participated in Project L/EARN following her freshman year at Rutgers University. She worked with Jane Miller, PhD, on a project entitled “The Relationship Between Parental Health Attitudes and Dissatisfaction with New Jersey’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program.” She was the youngest presenter at the Project L/EARN 15th Anniversary Conference, which took place at the end of her summer training year. As a college senior, Danielle completed a thesis on “Paternal Age and Twin Birth Weight Discordance” under the direction of Dona Schneider, PhD, at Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Having completed her third year of medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Danielle is currently taking a year to earn an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before she completes her medical degree. Her research project, “Sex, Pregnancy, and Fatherhood: Perspectives from Incarcerated Males,” was published in American Jails, the magazine of the American Jail Association. While in medical school, she taught a workshop at the Levi Watkins, Jr. Premedical Conference at Vanderbilt on how to write personal statement essays, to help traditionally underrepresented minority groups matriculate into medical school. Wright plans to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology and conduct community-based research and programming for the sexual and reproductive health of men, women, and adolescents.