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Emma Sandoe is a third-year PhD candidate in the Harvard Program in Health Policy studying Political Analysis. She is interested in studying Medicaid policy and state political decision-making around Medicaid and long-term care financing and policy priorities. Prior to starting at Harvard she worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services serving as the Medicaid spokesperson and working on HealthCare.gov communications as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. She also worked in the Department of Health and Human Services Budget Office as the Affordable Care Act coordinator and at the Center for American Progress. She earned a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University and attended UC San Diego for undergraduate studies.
Sudipta "Nila" Devanath is the Associate Medical Director in Transitions of Care at Sentara Healthcare, the third largest employer in the state of Virginia.
Nila attended the University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate and medical student. After two years at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM), Nila left to pursue her J.D. at Harvard Law. There, she worked as a student attorney for domestic abuse survivors and was appointed to the Harvard Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, where she helped to create new institutional prevention policies. She returned to UPSOM to complete her M.D. and later matched at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in the Internal Medicine Primary Care track. While at YNHH, she lead the Yale Resident Fellow Senate as president, advocating for representation of trainee interests and trainee-led policy changes on a system-wide level.
In her current role, she oversees transitions of care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting, working on safely reducing readmission rates and expanding hospital-to-home monitoring systems.
Jasleen Salwan is a second-year resident in Internal Medicine, Primary Care at Yale New Haven Hospital. She received her MD and MPH from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She is interested in Addiction Medicine and medical writing. She has presented posters at the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse. Her essays and op-eds have been published by WBUR, the Hartford Courant, and The National Academy of Medicine.