Shantrice Appleby is a pre-medical student from Decatur, GA. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College and a Master’s degree in Preclinical Science from Mercer University School of Medicine.
Shantrice has served as a community advocate in the state of Georgia to diverse medically underserved populations in Dekalb, Newton, Rockdale and Gwinnet counties through Helping Hands Outreach. Additionally, she volunteered as a research assistant at the Emory University Infant and Child Lab. Through these experiences she has learned how socioeconomic determinants influence self image, cognitive and social development and over quality of health.
Furthermore, as a physician in training Shantrice has also been afforded the opportunity to participate in enrichment opportunities such as AMSA’s Empowering Future Physicians conference, Pharmaceutical Policy Leadership in Medicine Institute, and The Lown Institutes Avoidable Care to Right Care Conference.
Additionally, Shantrice is eagerly anticipating the launch of her nonprofit organization, Conceive a Dream Outreach Foundation, which is slated for fall 2014. The organization will seek to promote healthy community engagement, educational literacy, and advancement for medically underserved and economically disadvantage communities, by means of establishing a scholarship foundation and a pre-medical mentorship program.
Shantrice’s interests include health disparities in urban and rural populations and women’s health, promoting access to adequate healthcare for all, cultural competency, and infant/adolescent social, emotional and cognitive development. In her spare time she enjoys creative writing, cooking, and spending time with family.