About Sofia

Sofia Mohammad

Sofia is currently serving as a Research Support Coordinator at the Miami Health and Justice Lab, and is in the process of applying to medical school for the 2022-2023 application cycle. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami in Spring 2021 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Biochemistry and Nutrition, and Global Health Studies on the Social Sciences Track. Her goal is to become a physician researcher and advocate who dedicates her work to advancing health justice for low-income and minority communities, with a focus on incarcerated populations. Sofia’s previous research in Dr. Luisa Cimmino’s Cancer Epigenetics Lab at the Sylvester Cancer Center examined the role of Vitamin C in enhancing PARPi efficacy for treating acute myeloid leukemia, and she is an aspiring hematologist and oncologist. Her work in the Miami Health and Justice Lab has focused on projects such as advocating for higher education in Florida Prisons, creating a coalition of service providers in Miami Dade County to support a Miami Transition Clinic, and working as a researcher on the NIH’s RADx-UP initiative to improve COVID-19 prevention and surveillance in US correctional institutions. In her free time, Sofia serves as a graphic illustrator and oil painter. Check out her art website: https://smohammad0508.wixsite.com/artbysomo