• University of Michigan Medical School and School of Public Health
  • Health Behavior & Health Education

Andrea Knittel

Point Scholar 2009 –2011

After coming out as a college student at the University of Michigan, Andrea immersed herself in activism within the LGBTQ community, advocating not only on issues of sexuality and pushing other activists to think about how racial and class identities shaped people’s experiences of the world.

Andrea continued to be involved in LGBTQ activism as a national leader in the American Medical Student Association where she helped to unite LGBTQ and ally-identified medical students across the country to educate their peers about disparities in LGBTQ health and how intersecting identities affect health.

Andrea recently defended her dissertation in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, which examined the effects of incarceration on sexual risk for HIV at the individual and community level. She is currently finishing her clinical rotations as an MD/PhD candidate an anticipates graduating in 2013.

Point offers mentorship, leadership development and community service training to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students.

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