Mr. Quaye is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Michigan. He holds a Master of Health Science in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Quaye was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Short Term Biomedical Research Training Program. His project aims to identify ways to mitigate racial disparities in cognitive decline, including a reduction the black-white obesity disparity. Additionally, Mr. Quaye was awarded a year-long residential research training program from the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars program, beginning August 2020, where he will investigate the mechanism of action of leptin therapy and associated changes in energy expenditure in lipodystrophy.