Lead Moderators
    • Neurology
    • Global Health
    • implementation science
    • heath services research
    • health advocacy and policy
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Social Justice
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Advocacy
    • Gender Equity
    • Chief Resident, Partners Neurology Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Dr. Altaf Saadi is a Chief Resident in the joint Partners Neurology Residency program of the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Her research focuses on global health and neurological health disparities in resource-limited settings, such as Zambia, Tanzania, Doctors without Borders, the Navajo Nation, and locally at the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless. During residency, she has also channelled her perspective as a Muslim-American woman of Iraqi and Iranian heritage towards health advocacy and promotion of race and gender diversity within medicine. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School, where she completed a thesis about preventive health practices among refugee women at MGH Chelsea and received the Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Award. She is a graduate of Yale College.

  • Ashley Shaw is a MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School in her fourth year. Before medical school, she worked as a project coordinator in a skilled nursing facility where she worked on improving palliative care initiatives in the nursing home context. She has a passion for primary care and social determinants of health across the lifespan and currently serves as the Co-Leader for the Student Leadership Committee of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

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