Tram Lai, BS
Research Assistant
University of Florida
Tram Lai is a research assistant at the University of Florida’s Health Science Center. She is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a B.S in Psychology and B.A in Criminology. Her main research interest is within Social Psychology, specifically topics on decision-making, life-happiness, reading, underrepresented groups, wrongful conviction, and prison rehabilitation efforts.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Black healthcare providers and health-related students are underrepresented compared to their overall population in the United States. Pipeline programs are essential for retention of Black students in the health professions. Black students at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) generally face several challenges, namely a lack of institutional support, connections, and role models. Combined with systemic racism, these overlapping issues fail to encourage a sense of belonging at their institutions. To overcome these challenges, the interprofessional (including six colleges) “Keys to Success…