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Dr. Avik Chatterjee is a physician at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), where he cares for both children and adults experiencing homelessness at various shelter-based clinics throughout the Boston area.
Dr. Chatterjee grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from college, he taught high school chemistry in Newark, New Jersey, for two years. He obtained a medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, before completing an internal medicine and pediatrics a residency at Yale - New Haven Hospital. After residency, Dr. Chatterjee completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he started practicing full-time at BHCHP. He advises pre-medical students at Harvard College and is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School through the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Chatterjee's research interests include nutrition and food security in homeless families, as well as opioid addiction among those experiencing homelessness.
MaryAnn Wilbur recently completed an editorial fellowship at the New England Journal of Medicine. She is now a clinical fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. MaryAnn graduated with a combined MD/MPH from Boston University in 2011 and completed residency training in Gynecology & Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in June 2015. Her areas of interest include women’s health issues and health outcome disparities.
Dana Suskind, author of the book, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child’s Brain, (Dutton, September 2015), is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program, and Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative. Based on scientific research that shows the critical importance of early language exposure on the developing child, Thirty Million Words helps parents enhance their home language environment in order to optimize their child's brain development and, therefore, his or her ability to learn. An evidence-based intervention, Thirty Million Words is supported by a broad coalition of public and private partnerships and is an extension of Dr. Suskind's Project ASPIRE, which she created to assure that her patients from disadvantaged backgrounds reached their full listening and spoken language potentials. Dr. Suskind's ultimate goal, and that of her dedicated team, is to help all children reach their full potentials and to close the ever-widening achievement gap.
Arshiya A. Baig, M.D., M.P.H., FACP is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Medicine. She graduated from Northwestern University and attended medical school at the Tufts University School of Medicine in the combined MD/MPH program. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received advanced training in health services research and community-based participatory research. Dr. Baig was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, South America, where she gave seminars on community-based research methods and conducted research on the healthcare response to female victims of domestic violence. Dr. Baig has worked on community-based participatory research projects to improve healthcare delivery to low-income, uninsured Latino communities in partnership with faith-based organizations in Los Angeles and Chicago. She is currently working with churches and community groups in Chicago on church-based diabetes self-management programs for Latino adults. Dr. Baig is an Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research. Dr. Baig has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the U.S. Department of State, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in 2015 was awarded the Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine Award for Community Advocacy and Service.
Kathryn is an ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, MA. Her current research focuses on how injury in a military population can affect occupational readiness and resiliency. Kathryn received a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Doctorate of Science in Environmental Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. During her doctoral program, her research primarily evaluated neuro-cognitive effects of head injuries in elderly and athlete populations.