Annabel Tan


Annabel is currently a 2nd year Masters in Public Health student at Yale University. She received her MEng in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London in 2010. She spent the summer of 2014 researching substance abuse in Tanzania. She has a keen interest in food, yoga and metal music.

Stories by Annabel Tan

A Toothsome Tale of Teeth

Why are diseases of the mouth not given the same amount of priority as others?

Subject: Zika, OMG

If you were emailing your friends about the Zika outbreak as it unfolded, it might looked something like this.

Pokémon Go: The Very Best, And The Very Worst

You can catch 'em all and be the very best that no one ever was, but this game has its fair share of downsides.

The Antibiotic Resistance Movement

It's the end of the modern antibiotic era. Is this an Independence Day-type situation, or can we still undo the damage that's been done?

The Mean Reds

In the developing world, something as natural as menstruation still elicits ignorant reactions, and causes girls to drop out of school—perpetuating the cycle of disempowerment and poverty.

Raising Geese Over Daughters

It is more profitable to raise geese than daughters, or so says a Chinese proverb. How far have we really come in terms of gender equality and parity?

Whither The Water?

It may not be the sexiest of topics, but a lack of access to clean water kills over 2,000 children a day.

My Theory of Everything

We now know that black holes can bend gravitational waves, but what can explain the bending of space and time when a loved one is lost?

Of Cats And Cancers

In life as in quantum physics, we sometimes exist in a state of superposition. What happens when the wave function collapses?