Cagla Buyukkoc, Baltimore City Health Department

Cagla's Fellowship:

As a Baltimore Corps Fellow at the Baltimore City Health Department, Cagla works with the executive staff and the Health Commissioner to close the gap in health care disparities and provide better access to health services for members of the greater Baltimore community. Her projects will cover the topics Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health Care and substance abuse.


Cagla studied Psychology and Biology as an undergraduate student at Boston University, where she also served as Co-President of BU UNICEF for several years. She earned her MS in Health Care Management from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, during which time her passion for addressing the health care needs of underserved populations grew as she learned more about the country's health system.

Why do you choose to live and work in Baltimore?  

It's obvious that the people of Baltimore love their city and are true change-makers.  It's exiting to be a part of that.

What's one surprising fact about yourself?  

When I was little, I could solve the rubik's cube in under 30 seconds.

Go-to snack? 

Nutella on anything