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Brandon Perkovich

Harvard University

History of Science



Brandon graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors from Harvard College with a degree in the history of science. His academic work focused on the history of American medicine, HIV/AIDS, and particularly LGBTQ experiences in medicine. Brandon's undergraduate thesis examined factors contributing to the emergence of 'safe sex' in the early years of the AIDS epidemic. While studying as an undergraduate, he worked on a wide variety of research projects focused on HIV/AIDS in marginalized queer communities. He also served on the board of Harvard College's Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Straight Alliance, taught substance abuse and sexual education to Boston area teens, and helped revive HBomb Magazine, Harvard's only undergraduate journal focusing on gender and sexuality. Since graduating, Brandon has moved to San Francisco, California where he is working on breast cancer research at The University of California San Francisco. He continues to be committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Currently, he is applying to medical school and hopes to eventually become involved in healthcare administration. In his spare time, Brandon collects vintage medical education materials and explores his love of cooking. He can be found playing pool with friends, running along the coast, or searching for the world's best cup of coffee.

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