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Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH
Affiliate, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy Cambridge Health Alliance

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH is a physician and founding co-director of the CHA Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA). He is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Dr. Basu is a Health Equity Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment and Faculty Affiliate at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Basu has received numerous awards in medical education, including the inaugural Equity, Social Justice and Advocacy Faculty Award and the Charles McCabe Faculty Prize in Excellence at Harvard Medical School. He has been a Curtis Prout Academy Fellow at Harvard Medical School and a Harvard Macy Scholar. At Harvard Medical School, he is lead faculty of climate curriculum, has been co-director of the social medicine course and has served on the Task Force to Address Racism.

Dr. Basu has been recognized nationally for his work in climate change and health equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named him a “Culture of Health Leader” in 2018. In 2021, he was named to the Grist 50 list of national climate leaders. His perspective pieces have appeared in the Boston GlobeScientific Americanthe BMJGristNPR/WBUR, andthe Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. His work has been featured by NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Dr. Basu was a Sommer Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he studied human rights. From 2018-2021, he was a part of the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leaders program. 

Lessons from a social medicine and advocacy curriculum.
Authors: Authors: Basu G, Dryden EM, Pels RJ, Stark RL, Jain P, Bor DH, Sullivan AM, McCormick D.
Med Educ
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Coverage and Access for Americans With Chronic Disease Under the Affordable Care Act: A Quasi-Experimental Study.
Authors: Authors: Torres H, Poorman E, Tadepalli U, Schoettler C, Fung CH, Mushero N, Campbell L, Basu G, McCormick D.
Ann Intern Med
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Training Internal Medicine Residents in Social Medicine and Research-Based Health Advocacy: A Novel, In-Depth Curriculum.
Authors: Authors: Basu G, Pels RJ, Stark RL, Jain P, Bor DH, McCormick D.
Acad Med
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Clinicians' Obligations to Use Qualified Medical Interpreters When Caring for Patients with Limited English Proficiency.
Authors: Authors: Basu G, Costa VP, Jain P.
AMA J Ethics
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Facility-Based Delivery during the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Rural Liberia: Analysis from a Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Household Survey.
Authors: Authors: Ly J, Sathananthan V, Griffiths T, Kanjee Z, Kenny A, Gordon N, Basu G, Battistoli D, Dorr L, Lorenzen B, Thomson DR, Waters A, Moore UG, Roberts R, Smith WL, Siedner MJ, Kraemer JD.
PLoS Med
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Remoteness and maternal and child health service utilization in rural Liberia: A population-based survey.
Authors: Authors: Kenny A, Basu G, Ballard M, Griffiths T, Kentoffio K, Niyonzima JB, Sechler GA, Selinsky S, Panjabi RR, Siedner MJ, Kraemer JD.
J Glob Health
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Reducing clinical errors in cancer education: interpreter training.
Authors: Authors: Gany FM, Gonzalez CJ, Basu G, Hasan A, Mukherjee D, Datta M, Changrani J.
J Cancer Educ
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Surgery Clerkship Evaluations Are Insufficient for Clinical Skills Appraisal: The Value of a Medical Student Surgical Objective Structured Clinical Examination.
Authors: Authors: Butler KL, Hirsh DA, Petrusa ER, Yeh DD, Stearns D, Sloane DE, Linder JA, Basu G, Thompson LA, de Moya MA.
J Surg Educ
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