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Lauren Feld is an internal medicine resident at the University of Chicago, with research interests in medical education and gastroenterology. Her interest in quality improvement and medical education began at Wesleyan University during her undergraduate degree, with a high honors thesis on stress and health in high-achieving student populations. She attended medical school at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, as part of the Humanities in Medicine program, where she continued her research and tailored interventions to improve physician and trainee wellbeing, burnout and professionalism, as well as access to care for underserved populations. She grew up in Seattle, and enjoys hiking, climbing and travel.
Rebeca Ortiz Worthington graduated medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2017, where she is now a first year resident in internal medicine. Her research and clinical interests are in quality and safety, women’s health, and access to care for the medically underserved. Prior to medical school she worked in hospital strategy and operations consulting, as well as running a Phase 1 clinical trial for a novel local anesthetic. She graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a major in Human Biology.
Abraar Karan MD MPH is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is a recent graduate of UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he earned his MPH. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and health politics. His work has taken him across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, particularly focusing on vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His research has been published widely, including in The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, NPR, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, STAT News, and Journal of Global Health. His first book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow.
Michael Waul is a recent graduate of Harvard Medical School. He is currently a preliminary medicine intern at Mt Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, and will be a dermatology resident at the University of California, San Francisco beginning next year.