Sonia Gupta

Founder/ CEO, United Against Infectious Diseases
New Haven, CT, United States

About Sonia


Graduate of Troy High School as Valedictorian. Currently a senior at Yale University majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Global Health. Vast leadership experience includes being Class President at Yale and Founder of UAID. Will be researching HIV at Harvard University for 2 years and then attending medical school fall of 2013. Interested in combining medicine, public health, research, and broadcast journalism.


English, Hindi

An idea worth spreading

United Against Infectious Diseases, or UAID, is a 501(c)(3) international student-operated volunteer organization whose mission is two-fold. Internationally, we aim to provide HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious disease testing and counseling in developing nations while leading awareness initiatives to at-risk populations. On campus, we aim to provide volunteer and research opportunities, promote advocacy, and host events that increase awareness and mobilize students to promote global health and make a difference.
To get involved, please visit or e-mail

I'm passionate about

Fighting infectious diseases through UAID, journalism, research, advocacy, and medicine.


Yale University

Comments & conversations

Sonia Gupta
Posted over 3 years ago
How will you take part in JR's TED Prize wish?
I am completely inspired by JR's talk! I am part of a start-up undergraduate non-profit organization founded at Yale University called United Against Infectious Diseases (UAID), a 501c3 volunteer organization that empowers domestic and international communities. UAID promotes research and advocacy in infectious diseases, and provides HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and awareness initiatives to at-risk populations. We are hoping to incorporate the Inside Project in our awareness campaigns in Panama by posting giant portraits of people from diverse backgrounds who got tested for HIV through our program. We are hoping to utilize this creative medium to eliminate the stigma attached to the disease and increase awareness. If anyone is interested in getting involved, please visit the UAID website at or e-mail us at