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Altaf Saadi is a neurologist and fellow at the National Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, focused on promoting healthcare leadership in health policy, health services, and community-partnered research. Her fellowship is also supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She completed her neurology training at the Partners Neurology Program at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston, where she also served as Chief Resident. In residency, her interest in health equity led her to work in resource-limited settings in Zambia, Tanzania, the Navajo Nation, with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and with the Doctors without Borders telemedicine program. Currently she serves as a volunteer member of the Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network providing medical and psychological forensic evaluations for asylum seekers. Her research and advocacy focuses on health inequities and disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, and enhancing diversity within the medical workforce. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Community Service Award.
Ashley Shaw is a Pediatrics Resident at MGHfC. She earned her MD/MBA 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.