Carmen Clarkin

Public Health Specialist

URU is committed to young leadership. Carmen is a new addition to our Our Humanity project team, bringing her background at the intersection of public health and racial equity.

Outside of URU, Carmen currently serves as a Vulnerable Populations Division Researcher at the State of Connecticut Office of the Governor; a Public Health Law Teaching Fellow at Yale School of Public Health; and a Secretary and Internal Affairs Coordinator at Yale Women in Power Society. Previously, Carmen has served as a Cultural Connections Counselor at Yale University, in which role she completed training in diversity, inclusion, and discussion facilitation, and provided a culturally sensitive, welcoming introduction to campus life for more than 130 incoming first years students of color. She also served for multiple years as an undergraduate student as President of Yale Black Women’s Coalition.

Carmen has also engaged in numerous research projects, including designing and coordinating a multidimensional psychological study on inter-racial interactions and implicit bias in the medical field.

Carmen holds an MPH Health Policy from the Yale School of Public Health.