Health Communications Fellowship
An innovative, hands-on program for an undergraduate student interested in learning how to use media to advance health outcomes for underrepresented communities.
Arbre'ya Lewis named 2015 Health communications Fellow
We are excited to announce Duke University Student Arbre'ya D. Lewis will be joining our team as our 2015 Health Communications Fellow. Through this semester-long program, she will gain valuable hands-on experience and mentorship, and the opportunity to work with a cross-disciplinary team of media and health professionals to design, launch and sustain a national ADHD awareness campaign in the Fall of 2015.
Arbre’ya Danielle Lewis is from Marion, South Carolina and the eldest of 3 girls. Her hobbies include cooking, eating, playing or watching sports, and watching television. She is passionate about family, her faith and just being happy. As a 19 year old sophomore at Duke University, she is working on her self-designed major entitled “Visualizing Medicine: Health in the Media.” She has an intense interest in the intersection of health and medicine, media, health disparities and society. Her program came from her interest in television and media and her desire to help to alleviate some of the ignorances of health related issues and the disparities that are brought about due in part to that ignorance. She plans to further evaluate and understand how medicine and health is depicted in the media and the effect that it has on society.
Arbre’ya is a Cardea Fellow and serves on the executive board of the Minority Association of Pre-Med Students at Duke. She loves helping people find and pursue their passions through volunteering, philanthropy, and public speaking. She recently has become a part of “Flourish,” an organization whose goal is to mentor young black girls in order to help them establish a sense of self-worth and a stable foundation for their futures.
This Health Communications Fellowship will support Arbre'ya's academic objectives of her self-designed major, “Visualizing Medicine: Health in the Media.” She will gain valuable insight into the process and behind the scenes of producing a media campaign that aims to provide effective resources and positive community for women with ADHD.
House of Appreciation is committed to using the power of media and communications to advance health outcomes for underrepresented communities. Please get in touch if you'd like to help us expand this program through financial support or mentorship.