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Mable Miao

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Mable is a senior undergraduate student at UNC, studying Biology and Economics with a minor in Medical Anthropology. She is passionate about public health and the intersectionality between medicine and people’s lived experiences. As a Chinese-American woman, food has always played a significant role in helping her feel connected to her family and her culture even when she is physically far away from home. She has worked with the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez to administer COVID-19 vaccines to rural, elderly, and disabled populations in order to overcome medical accessibility barriers. She also interned at Colorado Kidney Care, researching the efficacy and safety of investigational drugs used to treat various kidney diseases including IgA Nephropathy and FSGS. Outside of the work and school, Mable enjoys hiking, swimming, playing the piano, and spending time with friends.

My “go-to” comfort food is… sushi (especially salmon and tuna).

My family’s holiday favorite is… mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The first thing I learned to cook was… jiao zi (dumplings) with my grandparents.