Boston University Medical Center
Research chair- Michael poulson
Georgetown University School of Medicine
education chair- alaina geary
Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I moved to Boston in 2012 for medical school at Tufts University. I have been deeply interested in the intersection of social determinants of health and health outcomes due to my upbringing in an underserved area of West Philadelphia. I believe that in addition to providing resources to patients to help manage their circumstances, we have a duty to educate providers to recognize these issues and proactively address them. SRS provides a unique forum in which we can learn, teach, advocate, and serve a broader population than we could reach as individuals.
service Chair - Spencer Wilson
Undergraduate, Davidson College
Doctor of Medicine, UNC
Masters in Global Health, King's College London
I came to BMC because of the hospital's mission to provide exemplary medical care to those from all walks of life, regardless of their social circumstances. But even at a safety net hospital, my colleagues and I confront heartbreaking disparities in care every day based on socioeconomic status, race, gender, and sexual orientation. Being involved in SRS gives me the opportunity to help bridge these gaps and heal not only individuals, but the broken system of healthcare in our society.
advocacy chair - Miriam neufeld
University of Ottawa, BSc
Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
Boston University School of Public Health, MPH candidate
An aspect that continues to draw me to trauma surgery, is its vital role in advocacy and injury prevention. We are poised to witness to the burden of surgical disease and injury and, in my opinion, are required to participate in efforts to reduce it. These efforts involve advocating for the patient, not just within the walls of the hospital, but advocating for change to the structural and societal barriers that keep our patients from attaining full health.