Helen Gao is a Senior Associate with Close Concerns, a diabetes and obesity information company based in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2015 with a BA in Biological Sciences with an Endocrinology Specialization. In her role at Close Concerns, she closely follows clinical trial updates and other diabetes-related news items. Previously, she engaged with US Affordable Care Act implementation as a policy fellow for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and worked closely with patients of a community health clinic to address their non-medical, social barriers to health. She is currently applying to medical school in the US for summer 2017 matriculation.