Allissa Desloge is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Public Health where she received her Master’s of Public Health in Health Policy with a concentration in Global Health. Her passion is understanding the intersection and social determinants of noncommunicable diseases, mental health, and maternal & reproductive health in order to implement appropriate solutions for addressing these issues in vulnerable populations. This passion stemmed from Allissa’s various experiences with the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network of South Carolina, the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children & Seniors, and the World Health Organization. Prior to studying at Yale, Allissa received a BA in Public Health (summa cum laude) from the University of South Carolina. During her Fox Fellowship, she will be working with the Melbourne School of Population and Global health to research the relationship between mental health comorbidities and the progression of diabetes in Kerala, India.