I was born in Queens, NY and raised by a woman of great strength and dedication to helping others. Growing up in a household below the federal poverty level, I became intimately familiar with inequities very early on. I found myself increasingly drawn to health justice issues as I learned how the lack of health cripple’s one’s ability to truly thrive and live with dignity.
Currently, I am a medical student at Yale School of Medicine where I co-founded a course on US Health Justice that seeks to train medical, nursing, and physician associate students at Yale on structural determinants of health inequity and advocacy. Presently, I also serve as co-founder of Systemic Disease, a project that seeks to address bias in medicine through storytelling and curricular reform.
I received my MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a fully-funded Sommer Scholar and completed my undergraduate studies at Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar. Previously, I have served as National Chair of the American Medical Student Association’s Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health Committee and as a National Editorial Advisor for The New Physician Magazine.
I love to write, am eager to continuously reaffirm the social mission in medicine, and am invested in the design of more just and equitable health care systems and policy.
You can reach me on twitter @TehreemRehman.