People

The Thiel Lab would not be able to conduct novel, groundbreaking without the dedication and skills of its people. Dr. Thiel has mentored and advised over 30 student researchers including undergraduate students, Master’s students, Ph.D. students, medical students, and medical residents. The Thiel Lab is comprised largely of undergraduate volunteers and researchers, many hosted through the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program. These students learn about medical systems, hospital operations, and sustainability engineering by leading project-based research in sustainable healthcare.


PI: Cassandra L. Thiel

Dr. Thiel has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a PhD from University of Pittsburgh. She is an Assistant Professor in the NYU Langone Health Department of Population Health.

Dhruvi Joshi

Dhruvi joined the lab in 2018 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She earned her B.S. in 2019…

Purnima A. Prasad

Purnima joined the lab in 2018 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is studying Civil and Urban Engineering with a minor in Business Technology Management at NYU Tandon.

Anthony Chua

Anthony joined the lab in 2019 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. He is studying…

Ruhana Amin

Ruhana joined the lab in 2019 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is studying…

Ankit Sharma

Ankit joined the lab in 2019 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. He is studying Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Major with a minor in Computer Science at NYU.

SiWoon Park

SiWoon joined the lab in 2019 as a volunteer. He majored in Science and Technology Studies with a minor in Bio-molecular Science and Environmental Studies at NYU Tandon.

Pallavi Sreedhar

Pallavi joined the lab in 2020 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is currently working on a BA in History at Columbia University.

Yiming Huang

Yiming joined the lab in 2020 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is studying Mathematics & Computer Science at NYU Shanghai.

Genny Silva

Genny joined the lab in 2020 as a volunteer. She earned her B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and is currently pursuing a medical degree at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hannah Bockius

Hannah joined the lab in 2020 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware.

Meena Seetharaman

Meena joined the lab in 2020 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is working toward her BS in Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan.

Hena Goel

Hena joined the lab in 2018 as a research coordinator for the Eyefficiency cataract surgical services auditing tool. She earned her Masters in Public Health from NYU in 2019.

Danielle Sorscher

Danielle joined the lab in 2020 as a volunteer. She is studying Environmental Studies & PPEL (Politics, Philosophy Economics, Law) with a concentration in Economics at the University of Richmond.

Hannah Greene

Hannah joined the lab in 2020 as a volunteer. She is studying Biology and Social Research & Public Policy at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Michelle Lam

Michelle joined the lab in 2019 as a volunteer. She earned her BS in Biomolecular Science from NYU Tandon and is currently earning an MS in Cell and Molecular Biology at Fordham University.

Cordelia Kwon

Cordelia joined the lab in 2019 as a volunteer. She is working toward her BA in Global Public Health and Anthropology at NYU.

Radhika-Alicia Patel

Radhika joined the lab in 2019 as a volunteer. She is studying BioMolecular Science at NYU Tandon.

Updated 7/15/2020


Interested in Conducting Research?

Dr. Thiel’s lab is not currently hiring for paid student positions. However, there are occasional opportunities for undergraduate and medical students to volunteer on sustainable healthcare research projects. Click below to inquire.


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