Vivian Olabamiji

Duke Kunshan University: Master of Science in Global Health

Vivian Olabamiji grew up in Savannah, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Vivian developed an interest in Global Health after studying abroad in Hong Kong as a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar. After learning about the health needs of migrant workers in Hong Kong, Vivian became a teaching assistant for a Global health course at her university. Her passion for Global Health grew as she worked on a Human Papillomavirus vaccine uptake project, served as an AmeriCorps member, and worked as an epidemiology intern. Vivian is extremely grateful and excited to be chosen as a Donald M. Payne Fellow. Vivian’s motto is “life’s direction is forward”. As a population/health/nutrition officer, Vivian will work toward making equitable healthcare access a reality for all. Vivian will be working toward a Master of Science in Global Health at Duke Kunshan this fall.