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 completing my Emergency Medicine Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Centers in the nation. I graduated from Yale School of Medicine where I co-founded a course on US Health Justice that seeks to train medical, nursing, and physician associate students on structural determinants of health inequity and advocacy. During that time, I also launched Systemic Disease, a national initiative 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.
For my work, I have been recognized as a Gates Millennium Scholar, Van Amson Service Fellow, Young People For (YP4) Fellow, Humanity in Action Fellow, Yale Seton Elm-Ivy Award recipient, among others.
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.