Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Margaret Samuels-Kalow honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with Reducing Health Disparities Award

Dr. Margaret Samuels-Kalow honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with Reducing Health Disparities Award

Margaret Samuels-KalowWALTHAM – Dr. Margaret Samuels-Kalow, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the recipient of its 2020 Reducing Health Disparities Award, an honor recognizing an individual who has made outstanding contributions to reducing health disparities due to race, socioeconomic status, age, education, or sexual orientation.

Dr. Samuels-Kalow is a leader in advancing health equity for marginalized populations. Her work focuses on developing interventions to reduce disparities in emergency care and patient outcomes. This has included projects that focus on improving emergency care for patients with limited English proficiency and limited health literacy, and the development of novel strategies to identify and address adverse social determinants of health in the emergency department. Dr. Samuels-Kalow is also the faculty mentor for Social Emergency Medicine Interest Academy at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.

 "As an educator, researcher and mentor, Dr. Samuels-Kalow has made outstanding contributions to improving the care of vulnerable patients and promoting health equity in academic emergency medicine," said Dr. Emily C. Cleveland Manchanda, chief resident, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Residency. "She continues to inspire students, residents, peers, and hospital leadership with her dedication to caring for and improving the lives of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable patients."


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