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At work and beyond, Carter is always concerned with
tikkun olam-- repairing the world.
His research projects in
earning his PhD often revolve around bettering Chicago, including finding ways
to reduce access barriers to medicine for low-income residents, examining
COVID-19's impact on the LGBTQ+ community and access to PrEP HIV treatment. He
has also expanded this research nationally--during the pandemic he focused on
expanding the accessibility of antidepressants and studied the impact of the
pandemic on mental health.
Outside of work, Carter tutors a third-grade
student with learning disabilities through Tutoring Chicago and coaches
first-generation college students with America Needs You. With his experience in
STEM, he is one of few mentors who can offer field-specific guidance to students
interested in following a similar career path.
He also enjoys hosting
informative parties about Jewish foods, holidays, and more to educate non-Jews
about Judaism in order to reduce antisemitism.
He, Him, His
PhD Candidate in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy at the University
of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, and Market Access Associate for
Neuroscience at Janssen Pharmaceuticals (the pharmaceutical company of Johnson
ON THE SIDE:
Mentor-Coach for America Needs You (ANY), fitness
enthusiast, aspiring dog dad, and avid baker practicing for future synagogue
and PTA bake sales
A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
A cliché but incredibly true: my mother. My
mom is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and grew up incredibly poor in
Israel. She served as an officer in the IDF, moved to the United States after
meeting my dad while traveling, and worked her way up to running her company. I
will never have the words to describe how grateful I am for the life she was
able to provide for me and my brothers.
YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
you have is not defined by the money you make or any grade you