Rob Nelb is an Ethics, Politics, and Economics major at Yale University, and he is part of the new Select BA-MPH Program in Public Health. His academic interest centers on improving health systems to better manage chronic diseases, which he combines with extracurricular activities to mobilize students to address public health problems.

On campus, he writes a public health column for the Yale Daily News and he has led several advocacy campaigns to raise awareness and support for public health issues. Nationally, he is a senior fellow for the Roosevelt Institution, the nation's first student think tank and also plays a leading role with the American Public Health Association.

His views on health care can best be summed up with a prize-winning essay that he wrote for the Kaiser Family Foundation about what the ideal presidential candidate's health plan should look like. He's still waiting for one of the candidates to pick it up...