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Laura Francois

Professional Development Coordinator, NAAHP Conference (2024)

Laura Francois is a Public Health graduate from the University of Miami and current first-year Medical Student in the Osteopathic discipline. Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Laura intends to serve as an Internal Medicine physician among underrepresented Black communities such as in Haiti to improve upon the limited medical practice and public health infrastructure for its citizens. In addition to being the previous President of Planet Kreyol, the Haitian Student Organization at the University of Miami, Laura additionally served a two year term as President of Minority Women in Medicine. Laura is a proud member of the Holistic Families Lab at Miller School of Medicine where she aids in the psychosocial research of disparities among ethnic women and families. With aspirations of becoming a medical professional focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, Laura loves to be involved in community outreach and raise awareness for systemic issues of minority populations.