Aurianna Lajaunie, MS
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Aurianna Lajaunie is a second-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School. She was born and raised in NYC, received a BS from Connecticut College, and completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program and Master’s in Nutrition at Columbia University before attending medical school. She is dedicated to someday providing primary care and advocating for the dismantling of systemic forces that drive health disparities in marginalized communities. Aurianna joined the initiative led by her peers of color to host the first Caring for Communities of Color Conference in September 2020 and worked as the Conference Director for CCCC 2021.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Purpose: The Caring for Communities of Color Conference (CCCC) seeks to amplify the community of providers focused on health justice work in primary care settings in Southeast Michigan. The intention is to educate current and future healthcare trainees on the intersections of primary care and health justice, connect them to clinicians within this community, and build a longitudinal network of care providers centering the health needs of communities of color. Methods: The inaugural conference was a 3-day virtual event that took place Aug 31-Sept 2, 2020. Over 8 weeks, a team of 15 second-year…