Denise is a writer for the Obstetrics & Gynecology section. Originally from Wilmette, Illinois, she attended Johns Hopkins University for her undergraduate degree and double majored in Cellular & Molecular Biology and Spanish. After a year-long stint working in community development in Latin America, Denise completed her MPH in Health Promotion at Columbia University in 2012. She is currently a 4th year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine and will be going into Internal Medicine. Her medical interests include primary care, health literacy, and behavioral interventions in chronic disease management. In her free time, Denise enjoys running, hiking and cooking.