Isabel Chin

Isabel Chin joined dQ&A and The diaTribe Foundation in 2017 after graduating magna cum laude from Brown University with a concentration in Public Health and as a member of the Program in Liberal Medical Education. Isabel dedicated her summers during college to working in Los Angeles to improve access to healthcare for vulnerable Medicaid patients and helping to bring innovative health services to LA County such Housing for Health, which provides permanent supportive housing to homeless patients with complex medical needs. She continued her work to better homeless healthcare with the Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership as a patient advocate and health care navigator. Having lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 20 years, Isabel has a personal connection to the amazing work happening at dQ&A, The diaTribe Foundation, and Close Concerns. She is passionate about improving diabetes education and healthcare worldwide and has worked with American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA) to design and implement curriculum for diabetes educational camps for children and their families in Quito, Ecuador and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Isabel is grateful to her family, friends, and endocrinologist, Dr. Francine Kaufman, all of whom have helped to make her life with diabetes so joyous and successful and she hopes to make a similar positive impact in the lives of others with diabetes.