Dec 22, 2021
Faith Crittenden, MD MPH is a recently-graduated pediatric resident with her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. While a student, she was an active member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). In 2016, she was appointed as the national liaison for SNMA to AMA — Medical Student Section. She has helped the progression of organized medicine in many ways — most recently is a co-author on several historic policies passed through the AMA House of Delegates, such as: Racism is a Public Health Threat, Racial Essentialism, and Combating Police Brutality. This year, she also added Combating Natural Hair and Cultural Headwear Discrimination in Medical Professionalism to this list. Faith was also the Deputy Editor for the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine March 2021 preventative medicine issue. This TedX alumna has also landed coverage around the country through op-eds and articles featured in Health Affairs, Hartford Courant, CT Mirror, Yale Daily, and In-training.org. Faith knows that in order to change the culture of medicine, we must evaluate and critique the health policies of the past, present, and future. In April 2020, she launched a podcast called Coloring Health Policy which focuses on how health policy impacts minority communities, both domestically and internationally. Faith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Minor in molecular cell biology with Honors from the University of Connecticut, and Masters of Public Health in Health Policy from Yale University.
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