Rebecca Schut graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude in May 2016 with a degree in Health and Societies. As an undergraduate at Penn, Rebecca was a Research Assistant at the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Teaching Assistant in the Chinese Language Program. In the summer of 2013 she completed a public health research/health internship at FLACSO Buenos Aires/Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos in Argentina. The photo above is from her assignment at the Hospital Carlos G Durand in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she educated migrant workers and their children on rabies prevention.
Rebecca began working at the Ortner Center in 2014 as a research assistant, and was part of the team which coded more than 54,000 police reports of domestic violence for statistical analysis. Her current research with Dr. Sorenson examines the scope, nature, and severity of disputes between parents and their minor children which involve police intervention. Rebecca’s research interests center on socioeconomic determinants of health both in the US and abroad. She is particularly interested in the effects of government policies in determining access to health care resources for undocumented migrant workers. In order to further pursue her research interests, Rebecca will be applying to doctoral programs in Demography in December 2017. Rebecca currently works at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a clinical research coordinator in the Department of Radiology.