Position title: Graduate Student, Medicine
Peter is a fourth year medical student at UW-Madison and is also part of the TRIUMPH program in which he is training to provide health care for medically underserved urban populations and reduce health inequities. He is passionate in understanding how adverse childhood experiences – specifically interpersonal violence – are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness and substance misuse in adulthood. Prior to medical school, Peter served as an Americorps volunteer for Oregon state’s public health division to improve policies around health equity, maternal and child health and opioid prescribing guidelines. Prior to that, Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University, during which he spent his free time volunteering for the local rape crisis hotline and connecting refugees experiencing interpersonal violence with legal and financial resources. Currently, he is doing research with the Sojourner Family Peace Center to understand how patterns in service use affect behavioral health outcomes for domestic violence survivors and their children. In his free time, Peter enjoys meditating, cooking and traveling abroad.