COVID-19 and Homelessness in Boston: Thoughts from the Initial Surge

June 30th, 2020

By: Jim O'Connell, MD


The COVID-19 pandemic has cast health inequities into stark relief, though this hasn’t surprised those of us already[...]

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Beyond the Symptoms: How & Why Medical Providers Can Address Police Misconduct

June 25th, 2020

By: Ida Dhanuka


Many of my teachers and fellow students feel that to be good healthcare providers, we must separate ourselves from our[...]

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Running, Community, and Accountability to Get Back on My Feet

June 24th, 2020

By: Jen Hyde, MS


It’s 5:30 am, and while most of the world may still be sleeping, our community comes together, greeting each other with[...]

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The Changing Landscape of Medical Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23rd, 2020

By: Jennifer Kogan, MD


March 12 & 13, 2020. Just three months ago, yet it seems like eons. All my meetings were abruptly canceled so I could[...]

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Medicare-for-All in the COVID Era: A Path to Healing

June 18th, 2020

By: Janine Petito, MD and Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH


As physicians in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Cambridge Health Alliance, a safety-net hospital in the Boston area,[...]

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The Common Cause for Healthcare and Education

June 16th, 2020

By: Paul Reville, Ed.M.


Over the past few decades in the field of education, we have engaged in expensive, energetic and well-intentioned[...]

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What Americans Can Do to Address Systemic Racism and Achieve Health Equity

June 11th, 2020

By: Daniel E. Dawes, JD


I can’t breathe! This has become an all too familiar cry for many African Americans who everyday struggle to breathe in[...]

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Defeating COVID-19 Locally: The Community Health Worker Ground Game

June 10th, 2020

By: Pranay Nadella, MPhil, Elena Butler and Shreya Kangovi, MD


The Problem

While COVID-19 is a novel virus, its devastating impact on public health has shone a spotlight on[...]

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Getting Home Safe: A Letter for My Brothers and Sisters

June 9th, 2020

By: Gisele Cesar, MD


Dear Brother & Sister X,

The feeling of grief, fear and frustration felt by our fellow Black and Brown siblings in[...]

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Striving for Patient Centeredness Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5th, 2020

By: Kathe Miller, MD


I heard the commotion from my “captain’s chair,” the seat for the lead clinician at our respiratory clinic. The medical[...]

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Human Trafficking: A Review for Healthcare Providers

June 4th, 2020

By: Nicole E. McAmis, Angela C. Mirabella, Elizabeth M. McCarthy, and Cara A. Cama, MBA


Human trafficking is a global pandemic and gross violation of human rights. Healthcare providers are often the first[...]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights the Need for Health Disparities Training as a Fundamental Part of Medical Education

June 3rd, 2020

By: Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS


If there is any silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that we now have the opportunity to address ongoing[...]

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The Role of Integrative Medicine Now: Tools in the Time of COVID

June 2nd, 2020

By: Andrea Gordon, MD and Elena Rosenbaum, MD


COVID-19 has affected people worldwide and sickened millions. It is no coincidence that people are looking for[...]

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