BIOL 6530: Health and Housing: Outreach and Education

Student Leaders: 
Pranav Aurora, MD20; Alice Lee, MD20; Emily White, MD20
Faculty Adviser: 
Megan Smith, MSW & Craig Kaufmann, MD

The aim is to introduce students to the unique challenges faced by homeless individuals and to cover topics related to trauma, substance use, social determinants of health, health care reform, and the need for innovative models. Topical discussions will occur monthly. Students will accompany a street outreach team (psychiatrist case worker/outreach worker) to assist in the engagement and care of vulnerable individuals. This typically occurs on Wednesday evenings and two students may join at a time.