Kavitha Kolappa M.D., M.P.H., is currently a psychiatry resident at the Massachusetts General/McLean program. Originally from North Carolina, she was a Robertson Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During medical school she was involved with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines and subsequently worked for Médecins Sans Frontières on access to severe malaria treatment. She has lived and worked abroad in several contexts including Cuba, South Africa, India and Tanzania. She enjoys dogs, yoga and warm cups of tea.