Avik Chatterjee

Avik Chaterjee

Intramurals/Race Relations

avc031@mail.harvard.edu

Hey Currier!

I’m very happy to be starting as a tutor in Currier House this year. While this will be my first year tutoring in Currier, it will be my third year as a tutor–I was a tutor for two years in Dunster House prior to this–and my 7th year at Harvard (I graduated from Adams House in 2002).

I grew up in Cary, North Carolina, attended Enloe High School in Raleigh (where I spent much of my time in various musical groups, or practicing with the swim team), and then studied Biochemical Sciences at Harvard College. As an undergrad, I was active in PBHA, the South Asian Association, the Wind Ensemble, and various other activities. After graduating I spent two years teaching chemistry at East Side High School in Newark, New Jersey, through Teach for America, where I helped with the track and tennis teams, and started a chess team. I subsequently attended UNC for medical school, where I developed an interest in underserved populations, care for Spanish-speaking patients, and school health. I completed residency in a combined internal medicine and pediatrics program, and then a chief residency year in pediatrics, at Yale.

I came to Harvard again in 2013 to complete a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine (ie, how to do research while being a doctor), working on research projects on childhood obesity and school/adolescent health, while getting a Master’s in Public Health. I also started working part-time at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where I see adult and pediatric homeless patients. This fall, I will start as an Instructor at HMS, where I will do clinical and classroom teaching as well as work on a few research projects to learn more about homeless families. I will continue to take care of homeless patients with BHCHP.

My official tutor roles are in intramurals and race relations. I was lucky enough to be a senior in Adams in 2002 when we won the Straus Cup, and have thoroughly enjoyed helping lead Dunster to two nail-biting 2nd place finishes in the Straus cup race these past two years (including being on the winning men’s A crew boat two years in a row). If you’re interested at all in Intramurals, issues of diversity and inclusion on and off campus, health for vulnerable populations, or anything else, feel free to shoot me an email or find me in the Dhall.