health equity, emergency medicine
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Primary Location840 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
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Administrative TitleVP of Mission, Associate CMO BMC, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Special Interestshealth equity, emergency medicine
Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals. Learn more about Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.
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