New Intern at ZSFG!

The ZSFG Library has a new intern!

Her name is Miriam Avilez, and she’s a MPH student at UC Berkeley, with a concentration in Health and Social Behavior. Miriam is a “double bear” also having obtained her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. Before coming back to Berkeley for her MPH, Miriam worked in Federally Qualified Health Centers in San Diego, where she helped patients and their families navigate the healthcare system.

As a public health student who seeks to address health disparities, Miriam chose the summer internship with the library because it offers her a unique opportunity to work in a team that shares the same vision and interest in empowering patients, while improving access to healthcare and increasing health literacy.

Miriam will be helping out with Patient Portal and Health Literacy projects at the library – the final year activities of the NLM G08 Grant, and the IMLS Grant application for Library+Healthcare partnerships.