Marvin So

Medical Student
Research Interests

I am a student at the medical school with bachelors and master's degrees in public health, focusing on child development. I previously completed a term of service as a Program Evaluation Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control, where I led and supported epidemiologic studies and evidence syntheses on children's mental health policy, ADHD, and early brain development. I have worked with population-based data including state (e.g., Minnesota Student Survey) and federal (e.g., National Survey of Children's Health) surveys to answer questions pertaining to adolescent sleep, early childhood self-regulation, socioemotional flourishing, and racial/ethnic disparities in substance use. I hope to continue leveraging population studies, in tandem with other sources such as qualitative data, to drive improvements in child and adolescent developmental outcomes.


Marvin So, M.P.H. is a public health researcher and medical student at the University of Minnesota. His background as an early childhood home visitor informs his research and advocacy to improve systems of care serving children of color and those facing adversity. He believes in and practices mixed-methods scholarship to answer questions of community priority, integrating diverse sources from large population-based surveys to qualitative interviews. The goal of his work is to inform evidence-based interventions to enhance developmental outcomes for underserved populations. He holds bachelors and master's degrees in public health with a focus in child/adolescent development, and previously served as a public health program evaluator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.