Dr. Deborah Levy will be speaking on navigating a career in science and medicine as a woman with "impostor syndrome", incorporating advocacy work in psychiatry, and how to synthesize multiple interests in science into a career.
Deborah is originally from Chicago, IL. She studied philosophy at the University of Michigan also focusing on pre-med and sociology. During that time she studied philosophy and sitar abroad for a semester in Delhi, India. After college, she volunteered with Physicians for Human Rights at their free clinic in Jaffa, Israel, serving the various health needs of Palestinians, asylum seekers and migrant workers without insurance. She moved to New Orleans in 2012 to pursue a degree in public health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine focusing on tropical medicine and parasitology. She then pursued a degree in medicine at the University of Queensland School of Medicine in Brisbane, Australia ultimately deciding to specialize in psychiatry. Currently a third year resident in psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, she focuses on the social determinants of mental health as they relate to her patients’ mental health outcomes, mental health advocacy work in New Orleans in addition to learning psychoanalytic and
psycho-pharmacologic principles to best treat her patients. Outside of work she loves playing music, cooking, cycling and growing edible plants in her garden.