Midori Hosoda

Student, Columbia University
  • Columbia University
  • People
  • United States of America

About Midori Hosoda

Midori was born in Tokyo, Japan and spent her elementary school years in New York and Boston before returning to Tokyo for middle and high school. She graduated from Columbia College, where she double majored in Medical Humanities (Institute of Comparative Literature and Society) and Biology. Midori was a member of the Veenstra-VanderWeele Lab at the Columbia University Medical Center, researching autism spectrum disorder risk factors and their implications on brain and behavior using a mice model. On campus, Midori was president of CU STRIVE, supporting youth living with sickle cell disease through mentorship and advocacy. Midori spent the summer of 2019 in Bhutan, researching the perceptions and usage of biomedical, traditional (Sowa Rigpa), and local healing practices and their implications on healthcare. She spent the remainder of the summer as a research fellow in a predictive oncology lab at the Marseilles Cancer Research Center in France. Her passion lies in addressing social determinants of health to achieve global health equity. Midori plans to use such experiences to inform her future practice as a physician who will work for international humanitarian organizations.

I am a/an:

Alum: Undergraduate Programme

Area of Expertise

Medicine Social Sciences

Research Topic

Health Society & Culture


Columbia University University of Oxford

Laidlaw Cohort Year


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I speak:

English Japanese

My hobbies/interests are:

Outdoor sports Travelling

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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