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Lucy Tu

Election Year: 2024

Election Constituency: United States of America

Scholar Status: Scholar Elect

Rhodes Identifier: Nebraska, 2024

Lucy Tu

Biography

Lucy Tu is a senior at Harvard College studying Sociology and the History of Science. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa 24 and a recipient of Harvard’s prestigious Presidential Public Service Fellowship and the Center for American Political Studies’ Undergraduate Fellowship. As a Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Kennedy School, Lucy has published articles in The Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine. Her current work investigates how U.S. healthcare providers invoke the power of scientific evidence to influence reproductive law and patients’ reproductive healthcare decisions.

Lucy is also an award-winning science writer with words in The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, and Discover Magazine. Her work has been cited by the Brennan Center for Justice, United Nations Population Fund, and Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Most recently, she served as the youngest recipient of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at Scientific American.