Sonia Iyengar
Medical Student
University of Michigan Medical School
Sonia Iyengar is a medical student at the University of Michigan and Masters in Public Policy (MPP) candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is an aspiring primary care and addiction medicine physician passionate about advancing health equity for marginalized communities in the United States. Sonia is the founder of the virtual Caring for Communities of Color Conference for healthcare trainees, a former Health Services Research Fellow with the Institute of Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and current research fellow in acute care working to understand inequities in prehospital transport of patients in the wake of trauma.

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…