Meet the 2016–2017 Voices in Leadership Writing Fellows
This talented group of students are the contributing authors of the articles featured on this blog.
Chloe Slocum, MD, is thrilled to be on the “Voices in Leadership” team as a 2016–2017 Writing Fellow. Dr. Slocum completed a Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/VA Boston from 2015–2016. She is most concerned with the intersection of patients’ complex health needs, population health management at a systems level, and health care policy. Dr. Slocum is passionate about health promotion for adults and children with disabilities and health quality and equity in post-acute care and is the recipient of a 2016–2017 Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2015 and served as Chief Resident from 2014–2015.
Phillip Murray, MD, is a physician and is a current Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy. He recently finished his Chief Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Child and Adolescent program of Columbia and Cornell Universities, New York, NY. He is most interested in delivery systems for vulnerable populations, and strongly believes that interventions need to begin with systems of care. Dr. Murray is committed to pipeline projects for underrepresented minorities in medicine, as evidenced by his role as Chairman of the American Psychiatric Association/SAMHSA Minority Fellows Program. Dr. Murray received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA in 2010. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance in 2014.
A Filipino physician, Renzo Guinto, MD, is a first year Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student passionate about global health and sustainable development. He is a research assistant at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, acting global coordinator of Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Energy Initiative, and 2016 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Before coming to Harvard, he worked on a wide range of issues from universal health coverage and migrant health, to climate change and medical education. Notably, Renzo was a member of The Lancet-University of Oslo Youth Commission on Global Governance for Health, a 2014 Emerging Voice for Global Health, and a 2015 World Heart Federation Emerging Leader. After studying at Harvard, Renzo hopes to lead in developing innovative solutions to pressing global and planetary health challenges.
Junaid Nabi, MD, is a physician, non-profit executive, dilettante, and an avid biker. He is enrolled in the MPH-45 program in the Department of Global Health, concentrating in the interdisciplinary Public Health Leadership. Born and raised in the beautiful valley of Kashmir, his work combines the disciplines of health systems, global surgery, value-based healthcare and social entrepreneurship. His interests, in addition to hiking and reading, include narrative medicine and medical journalism.
At Harvard, he plans to learn how global health systems operate, and how quality surgical care can be made accessible to the most vulnerable. As the 2016–2017 Writing Fellow and Discussions Moderator for the Voices in Leadership team, he plans to weave instructive stories that reveal the person — their motivations, their fears — behind leadership decisions taken at the highest levels of healthcare delivery.
Aude Richard, MD, is a Swiss physician. Her experience of patient-centered communication during her residency in internal medicine and oncology in her home country was the decisive factor for her decision to study at Harvard for an MPH in social and behavioral sciences with a concentration in health communication, for which she received a Fulbright fellowship and a scholarship from the Swiss Association of Women in Academics. Dr Richard is also passionate about communication for health promotion and working to reduce disparities in the social determinants of health. She is excited to have the opportunity to write as a student blogger for voices in leadership, as she believes stories are one of the most powerful ways to make a significant impact in people’s minds.
Edited by Sohini Mukherjee, a first year Master of Science student studying Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.