COVID-19 Recovery and the Right to Health

On June 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT, Physicians for Human Rights hosted a discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of health care workers in speaking out for health and human rights on the front lines of the pandemic. The panel featured alumni of PHR’s Student Advisory Board.

The conversation was moderated by Ali Khan, MD, MPP, FACP, a practicing general internist and executive medical director at Oak Street Health. Dr. Khan is also chief policy officer and co-founder of the Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team, and a former member of PHR’s Board of Directors and Student Advisory Board.

Featured panelists:

  • Justin List, MD, MAR, MSc, FACP is assistant vice president of the Office of Ambulatory Care and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals, chief quality officer for Gotham Health, and a practicing primary care internist at Gotham Health’s Judson Health Center. He formerly served as a chapter president of PHR’s Student Advisory Board.
  • Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH is a faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston and is a founding partner of the Civic Health Alliance. She formerly was PHR’s national student program coordinator.
  • Katherine Peeler, MD is a practicing pediatric critical care physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, an instructor of pediatrics, global health and social medicine, and bioethics at Harvard Medical School, medical director of Harvard Medical School’s Asylum Clinic, and a PHR medical expert. She is a former member of PHR’s Student Advisory Board.
  • Iyah Romm is CEO and co-founder of Cityblock Health, the first tech-driven provider for communities with historically poor access to quality, affordable healthcare.

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