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Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Teeb Al-Samarrai, MD
Physician and Epidemiologist
Teeb Al-Samarrai is a physician, writer, and epidemiologist with a diverse background in neuroscience, anthropology, and domestic and international public health which has taken her to places like Lebanon, Venezuela, Uganda, and Haiti. She previously served as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and currently serves as Deputy Health Officer & Tuberculosis Controller with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in California, focusing on immigrant and refugee health. Teeb trained as a neuroscientist at UCLA, completed a Masters in Neuroscience and attended medical school at Yale University, then trained in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. There she established a unique multidisciplinary, patient-centered refugee clinic for which she was recognized with the residency’s Fred Sachs Award. She previously wrote for the Doctors for America blog, Progress Notes, and her writing and work have been published in journals like Health Affairs and JAMA, and cited in the New York Times. Teeb is particularly interested in health-in-all policies and working to address climate change. She loves hearing people's stories and is passionate about working across disciplinary boundaries to create communities, environments and systems that are healthy, joyful, and just. When not working, she can be found riding her bicycle, exploring a new city, getting lost in the woods, and learning to play the cello.