Dr. Toyin Alakija grew up in Nigeria. She went to high school in England and moved to the US for college, where she attended Boston College. Dr. Alakija is interested in public health, global health and integrative medicine. In her free time she enjoys painting.
Dr Julia Gleize is from Paris, France, where her interest in health and advocacy first manifested in her volunteering with the AIDS charity PAAC. An internship at the American Embassy in Paris enabled her to see policy as central to a community’s well-being and so at Vanderbilt University she majored in Political Science, Philosophy and …read more
Dr. Jake Marika grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He received a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NYC. Dr. Marika’s professional interests include public health, preventive medicine, and social determinants of health. Before medical school, he spent a year …read more
Dr. Elizabeth O’Callahan was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Georgetown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology, then left the country to gain a more nuanced perspective of the world. Dr. O’Callahan spent a year living and working in Khon Kaen, Thailand before returning home to work in NYC …read more
Dr. Julie Schoonover was born in France and grew up in the suburbs of Paris, France. She received a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University in New York City. She is a lifelong musician, continuing her training in violin and classical voice. Dr. Schoonover has been active in merging the fields …read more
Dr. Lisa Shapiro was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. Dr. Shapiro completed her osteopathic medical degree as well as a master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was …read more
Dr. Chae Boyd is originally from Chicago but grew up in the sunny state of South Florida. She graduated from the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and while in her medical school training she obtained a masters degree in International Business. Dr. Boyd was drawn to medicine because she noticed the disparities …read more
Dr. Gabrielle Surick grew up in northern New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, with a major in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, and wrote her honors thesis on narrative medicine. She received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While there Dr. …read more
Dr. Kendall Rao was raised outside of Boston. After college, Dr. Rao pursued clinical research in breast and lung cancer therapies at Columbia University and published research on the use of urinary exosomes to screen for prostate cancer. She is passionate about providing comprehensive and thoughtful care to her patients in the Harlem community.
On the north side of Chicago, born and raised, on the playground is where Dr. Jeffry Mutuc spent most of his days. After attending college in Ann Arbor, he spent a year in AmeriCorps working for Habitat for Humanity International in their Youth Programs Department. With a passion for service and social justice Dr. Mutuc …read more