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Sam Galler is a DPhil student studying International Development at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, with a focus on the development of health-based civil organisations in China.
He works with a research group called SESH (Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health) in Hong Kong, which brings together stakeholders to design programmes related to aspects of sexual health including testing, education, and care. The organisation recently won an R01 grant from the US National Institutes of Health to explore novel approaches to HIV intervention. He has previously done field research on HIV civil organisations in China at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
He graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with an MA and BA in East Asian Studies and a Minor in Global Health & Health Policy.