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Tova Fuller, PhD

Los Angeles, California
Speaker Topic: Nuclear Weapons, War & Public Health
Medical Specialty: Human Genetics
PSR Affiliation: Former National Board Student Representative
School Affiliation: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program

Areas of Expertise:

  • Iraq war
  • Social justice
  • Medical Student Activism 
Media Experience: Writing (editorials), Public Speaking

Why PSR?

I was drawn to PSR 7 years ago and am still a proud PSR member because the organization addresses global calamity: war, global warming and nuclear catastrophe. PSR espouses the belief that physicians are rightfully the vanguards of public health, and that these issues are rightfully public health problems.

Biographical Sketch

Tova Fuller served one of two national student representatives for Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). She is currently an 8th year MSTP (joint MD and PhD) student at the University of California, Los Angeles with a PhD in Computational Genetics; she also has received a BS in Cybernetics and an MS in Biomedical Engineering. Tova also served as the secretary of the PSR-LA board of directors, a member of the PSR-LA Nuclear Ambassadors Program, and is webmaster for the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Students website ( Along with her national student representative partners, she helped organize two Student PSR conferences, which focused on war and health, climate change, nuclear abolition and other topics.

She has lectured on the Medical Consequences of the Iraq War for an upper division Sociology course at UC Santa Barbara. During the summer of 2006, Tova joined students around the globe in the IPPNW Baltic Bike Tour, a 1000 km bicycle trip through Estonia, Russia, and Finland with the goal of educating citizens and politicians about nuclear weapons and advocating a nuclear weapon-free Europe. Among other events, the bikers participated in “Target X” installations in Estonia and Finland, advocated for nuclear abolition in meetings with the head of the Green Party in Estonia, Finnish Mayors for Peace, and Finnish members of parliament.

In 2011, Tova was awarded the Lown-Alexander-Sidel award for medical advocacy.

To request Dr. Fuller as a speaker, please email or call 202-667-4260.

Page Updated August 9, 2011

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