(Clockwise from top left: Joelle Boxer, Adithi Iyer, Vincent Joralemon, Hannah Rahim, Bobby Stroup)
We are excited to welcome a new group of Student Fellows to the Petrie-Flom Center family. These five students are a fantastic cohort of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics scholars who join us from Harvard Law School.
They each will undertake a year-long research project with mentorship from Center faculty and affiliates, and also will blog here at Bill of Health regularly. Keep an eye out for their bylines!
Joelle Boxer is a law student (J.D. 2024). Her current research examines the development of sexual and reproductive health rights law and policy in East Africa. She is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Sciences and Columbia University, where she conducted research on safe water access in Bangladesh. Prior to law school, she worked at the largest provider of disability and reproductive healthcare services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At HLS, she has served on the executive boards of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and the American Constitution Society.
Adithi Iyer is a law student (J.D. 2025). Her research interests include stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Adithi has previously worked in-lab on stem-cell-mediated cancer immunotherapies. At the law school, Adithi is interested in examining how emerging biotechnologies in regenerative medicine intersect with patient privacy and other ownership rights. In the past, Adithi also published work on representation of the Global South and equitable authorship in global health scholarship (The Lancet Global Health, Jan. 2018).
Vincent Joralemon is a law student (J.D. 2024) in the Berkeley-Harvard Exchange Program. His current research focuses on tensions between the patent incentive system, the FDA approval process, and insurance carriers. At Berkeley Law he led the Intellectual Property Law Society and served on the editorial board of the Berkeley Business Law Journal.
Hannah Rahim is a JD/MPH student whose research currently focuses on legal strategies to prevent discrimination against medical cannabis users. She has previously published research papers on transplant immunology, birth tourism in the Canadian health care system, and global COVID-19 seroprevalence. At HLS, Hannah co-leads the Harvard Health Law Society.
Bobby Stroup is a law student (J.D. 2025). For his engineering senior thesis, he contributed to a paper titled “Design of a Robotic Catch and Release Manipulation Architecture (CARMA).” He also regularly explores a variety of public policy issues through his podcast. His research interests include medical technology, business, public policy, and the intersection of the three.