Interest Groups

Plant-Based Health

We engage medical students in education on plant-based eating patterns and the relationship between food, health, and climate change. We incorporate plant-based nutrition into MS4SF advocacy, research, and curricular reform to further our climate goals.

Ocean Health

We engage medical students on the interconnectedness between our world’s oceans and human health. We work with our larger leadership team to advocate for the health of our oceans and develop partnerships with institutions dedicated to research and education to advance the understanding of the ocean, challenges that threaten its health, and the role of the physician in its healing.

The 3 pillars of Ocean Health:

  • Clean Water 
  • Plastic Pollution
  • Climate

Plant-Based Health

Shravya Dindu, MS3
Creighton School of Medicine

Shravya Dindu is a third year medical student at Creighton School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at University of California at Davis and went on to work in cancer clinical research at Stanford University. During her years there, she was inspired by the Stanford community’s earnest efforts at reducing its carbon footprint, especially as it pertained to the benefits of and increasing accessibility to environmentally-friendly foods. As a medical student, Shravya started to share her passion for green eating via her vegan food blog. Joining MS4SF, Shravya is excited to be a part of the team’s collective voice for change and hopes to advocate for plant-based living by looking at its widespread positive impacts on climate change, health and nutrition, sustainability and justice.

bsd84823@creighton.edu
Instagram: @sharviyeah

Ocean Health

Kelly Williamson
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Kelly Williamson is a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, FL. Having spent her life living in Florida she has personally experienced how climate change has affected our oceans from living through extreme weather events to coastal flooding and rising sea temperatures. In recognizing the boundlessness of water, Kelly is interested in how water unites the health of our human family with all creation.

We engage medical students on the interconnectedness between our world’s oceans and human health. We work with our larger leadership team to advocate for the health of our oceans and develop partnerships with institutions dedicated to research and education to advance the understanding of the ocean, challenges that threaten its health, and the role of the physician in its healing. 

3 pillars of Ocean Health 

  • Clean Water 
  • Plastic Pollution
  • Climate

Plant-Based Sub Chair

Margaret Pixley, MS3
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Margaret Pixley is a second year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Raised by a community of environmentalist activists in rural Humboldt County, California, Margaret holds a deep reverence for the Earth and all of her creatures. She served on the Sustainability Committee at Mills College while completing her BA in Anthropology and Sociology. Her passion for healing and wellness led her on many adventures around the globe before she ultimately traded in the backpacker bohemian life to pursue a career in Medicine. She completed her post-baccalaureate at Columbia University in the City of New York before coming to Brown. Margaret joined MS4SF to share her love for ethical Plant-Based Diets – an empowering lifestyle to care for yourself, the environment, and the animals of the world. In her free time, you can find Margaret biking to the ocean, researching herbal remedies, and playing outdoors with her rescue pup, Shadow. 

margaret_pixley@brown.edu 

Twitter: @margaret_pixley

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