Titilayo (Titi) Afolabi
Global Medicine Resident

 Medical School: Harvard

PCE Experience @ BWH; Sub-I @ BIDMC;

MICU Rotation @ MGH

Titi traces her passion for health equity back to her childhood in New York City.  After graduating from Yale University, she spent two years teaching high school science in the Bronx through Teach for America while simultaneously earning her Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University.  At Harvard Medical School, she has co-led the Racial Justice Coalition and facilitated student efforts to improve justice-oriented teaching in medical education curricula.  She also participated in the Crimson Care Collaborative Clinic at the Nashua Street Jail and served as board member and mentor for the Harvard Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program.

Titi’s career interests lie at the intersection of cardiovascular disease and the social determinants of health.  Her undergraduate research focused on atherosclerosis.  Then during medical school, she built on this foundation under the mentorship of Anne Thorndike at MGH examining the efficacy of government programs focused on housing and nutrition in improving the health outcomes in low-income populations.

Possible mentors: Anne Thorndike, Nancy Rigotti, Travis Baggett, Gina Kruse, Aisha James