I’m Bijou Basu!
MD-PhD Candidate, Advocate, Scientist, Non-Profit Founder, Artist and Poet
I recently began the PhD-phase of my MD-PhD training (MSTP) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In 2018, I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Statistics and Biology and spent one year working at the National Institutes of Health. I am passionate about scientific research and its intersection with medicine and look forward to pursuing my MD-PhD training.
My passions also include service and advocacy work, and last year I started my own nonprofit, No Longer Voiceless, to assist with the feelings surrounding end of life. We work with chronic illness and end of life patients to collect their stories and create a “Legacy Book” as a way to have autonomy. Although a difficult path, this has been a rewarding experience. You can learn more about my nonprofit here
In the spring of 2020, I joined Doctors for America and became one of the leaders in the Women’s Health Workgroup. I believe in Healthcare for all, Women’s Rights, LGBTQ+ Rights, and Black Lives Matter.
At the end of the day, I hope through my work in both science and advocacy I can help to make the world just a little better.