Dr. Natasha Anushri Anandaraja was born in New Zealand where she earned her medical degree. She worked with international NGOs on child health and disaster relief before coming to New York City in 2002, where she trained in Pediatrics, Global Health and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was the Director of Global Health Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from 2008 until 2015, and then the Director of the Office of Wellbeing and Resilience at Mount Sinai from 2018 until October 2020.
Dr. Stella Safo is a HIV primary care physician with experience in clinical transformation and healthcare redesign at Mount Sinai Health System and Premier Inc, where she respectively serves as an Assistant Professor and Strategic Advisor. Dr. Safo received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a public health masters with a focus on global health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she served as a Zuckerman fellow with the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. Dr. Safo completed a residency in Primary Care and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, followed by an HIV fellowship from the HIV Medicine Association.
In this packed episode Dr’s Anadaraja and Safo discuss gaslighting and holding institutions accountable with a transparency that is not readily accessible in a healthcare system entrenched with aggressive leadership bullying and silencing. They set a precedent that these types of behaviors should not be tolerated because they are driving black and brown women out of medicine at high rates. They speak up so others will be encouraged knowing that they are not alone and strengthened in their battles against inequity through collective a voice. They do not want you to let your experiences make you small but rather use your voice during your experience and grow from it. This insightful conversation normalizes your experience and equips you with five powerful tools to use as you combat inequity in healthcare.
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National Women’s Law Center (pro-bono legal resource)
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