I have long felt physicians need to use their voice and experience to speak to the connections between our health and our world and to illuminate the dynamic interrelationship between human biology and the physical and sociopolitical environment in which that biology functions and gains meaning.
This blog is my effort to foster national conversations about health and disease in the context of our daily life, work, and play. I hope you enjoy it!
The nitty gritty:
* I went to the University of Notre Dame for undergrad where I studied African American Studies and became a long suffering fan of our football program.
* I went to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for Medical School and kinda have a thing for the south now…try Copper Kettle brunch in Nashville…you can thank me later.
* I graduated from my pediatric residency at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where my research interests included tattoo removal as a community violence prevention initiative, community revitalization as a public health intervention, and the use of open access technology and social media to promote collaboration between patients, providers and all the people that make health a reality. I was also a member of UCSF’s Pediatric Leadership for the Under-served (PLUS) program that moulds young pediatricians into leaders for underserved communities and families.
* I am a practicing pediatrician and child health advocate in the Bay Area who is currently completing a Masters of Public Health as a Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health.
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* And please remember: The opinions stated here only reflect mine and are not representative of any of the institutions I have attended or currently attend. Also, although I am a licensed physician, any generalized opinions I offer are not meant as medical advice to treat or advise patients. Medical decisions can only safely be made in consultation with a doctor you know and trust. Also, links to other websites do not imply that I endorse any of the views expressed there or products advertised there.