Mielad Ziaee

Mielad Ziaee is a rising senior at the University of Houston, majoring in Psychology with a Pre-Medical focus. Passionate about the intersection of emerging technology, health policy, and public health, Mielad aims to advance precision public health systems to eliminate health disparities. He is a current NIH All of Us Research Scholar and a 2023 CDC John R. Lewis Scholar. His research focuses on leveraging big data to understand – and, ultimately, improve – health outcomes for underserved communities. The son of immigrants and a proud Houstonian, Mielad is also passionate about building more culturally aware, empathetic health systems. He now serves as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, collaborating with Afghan Refugee youth to promote leadership and career awareness, and as the governor-appointed Student Regent of the University of Houston System. A 2024 Truman Scholar, Mielad aims to become a Physician-Scientist to combine his interests in cross-cultural education, data science, and medicine into public service. In his free time, Mielad enjoys morning runs, baking, and exploring farmer's markets.