Mentor and Scholar Highlights

“My time as an All of Us research scholar was a phenomenal experience. RSP helped me realize the importance of diversity in research, especially as a woman and young researcher. The guidance and mentorship I received in this program while working on my All of Us research project pushed me to continue my journey as a women’s health researcher.”

- Raagavalli Karumanchi, Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience, University of California, Santa Cruz

Watch her 2023 All of Us Researchers Convention presentation:

Raagavalli Karumanchi graduated from Monta Vista High School in May 2023. She won first place for the undergraduate category for the 2022-2023 cohort.

“The pathway to an equitable health care system requires intentional inclusion in all areas of medical research. Just as building a diverse dataset is important, so too is creating a diverse biomedical workforce. Researchers from underrepresented backgrounds may help inform new pathways to treatment, bring attention to conditions that have been historically overlooked, and add to the ways in which we think about health and treatment.”

- KiTani Parker Lemieux, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana

Dr. Lemieux's research focuses on better understanding the role of noncancerous cells as cancerous cells mutate and grow in triple negative breast cancer patients, a type of breast cancer that disproportionately affects African American women. In addition to her work with RSP, she has mentored nearly thirty students over the last seven years.