We are thrilled to announce our newest chapter of Citizen Physicians led by two extraordinary and passionate medical students at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Juliana Costanzo Dixon attended the University of Arizona where she studied Anthropology and Molecular Biology. She first became involved in politics as a campaign volunteer during the 2016 presidential primary. After graduating, she worked as a petition circulator gathering signatures for ballot initiatives in Arizona. Juliana is now a member of the inaugural class of the Population Based Urban and Rural Community Health program at University of Massachusetts Medical School, a program focused on preparing future physicians to work in underserved populations. "I believe that public policy can profoundly impact social determinants of health, so it is important for healthcare professionals to remain civically engaged. I am proud to be supporting Citizen Physicians in this goal. "
Shiv Bhadola has called Massachusetts his home for his entire life. After attending MA Boys State, an American Legion program focused on government and citizen involvement, in high school, he went to Boston University, where he majored in neuroscience. In his spare time, Shiv loves keeping up with sports, especially basketball, and making hip hop music. "I think Citizen Physicians has the capability to get motivated individuals engaged at a time of political change, and so I look forward to helping it move forward."