This is an open letter from health care providers, public health professionals, and community health advocates supporting the No New Jails campaign. If you would like to sign on, fill out the form below.

September 20, 2019

As health care providers, public health professionals, researchers, and community health advocates, we strongly urge the New York City Council to reject the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice’s plan to build new “borough-based” jails. This plan includes the construction of three to six hospital-based jail units, which it refers to as “Outpatient Therapeutic Housing Units.” These units, operated by the Department of Correction guards and Correctional Health clinicians, would be locked units within or adjacent to the city’s acute care public hospitals. As people who care and advocate for patients with complex medical and mental health needs, many of whom have been incarcerated, we know that all jails are harmful to human health and these units will only deepen the public health crises of criminalization and incarceration.

Jails are harmful to human health. Jails isolate people from their families and communities, deprive people of control and agency over their bodies, subject people to physical and psychological violence and other jail-specific health risks and cause long-lasting trauma. Achieving humane, high quality, and accessible health care for people who are arrested and detained is an urgent task, not only because of these jail-specific health risks, but also because incarcerated people are more likely than the general population to have a chronic disease, a serious mental illness or substance use disorder, HIV, a traumatic brain injury, or a developmental disability. Jails and prisons have always failed at providing healthcare to incarcerated people, and this failure is killing our communities, including the following people who have been killed in city jails (including jail hospitals) in the past several years: Judy Jean, Jason Echeverria, Bradley Ballard, Carlos Mercado, Ronald Spear, Layleen Polanco, Jerome Murdoch, Jairo Polanco Munoz, Jose Rivera, and Rolando Perez. However, the urgency and size of the task to improve health care in jails and prisons and access to adequate mental health discharge planning should not obscure a simple fact: jails are not health care institutions. On the contrary, jails are inherently harmful to human health. Our first responsibility must be to reduce the size of our jail populations and eliminate processes that send people to jail in the first place.

Our health system must maintain a clear line between spaces dedicated towards health care and those dedicated towards policing and punishment. The hospital-based jail units will blur the boundary between spaces for health care and spaces of policing and punishment and exacerbate the violence that marginalized people already experience in public institutions purportedly dedicated to our wellbeing. The presence of police and custodial officers discourages health care utilization, in particular by those who are immigrants or are undocumented, have substance use disorders and/or have mental illnesses. Moreover, jails in hospitals (as well as correctional health in general) can lead to compromised medical ethics in which obligations to care for patients are ceded to “security needs,” and medical professionals face intimidation and violence when they challenge the DOC. The increased presence of law enforcement officers in our hospitals increases the possibility of contact with the criminal legal system, which adds health risks for our patients.

It is inconsistent with our values to communicate to our patients that they should pursue primary and emergency care in the same spaces that they may be detained and punished. As health providers and advocates, we should be seeking to minimize our patients’ contact with the criminal justice system. Jails do not have a place in our hospitals. NYC’s public hospital system, the oldest in the country, was founded to provide accessible, quality health care for all. This plan undermines that mission. We urge the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to reject this plan as degrading their mission to provide holistic care to vulnerable New Yorkers, and further call on the Health and Hospitals Corporation to re-evaluate their ongoing relationships with Correctional Health and the DOC.

Incarceration should not be the expected outcome for people with mental illness. In the past forty years, the number of people incarcerated who have serious mental illnesses has dramatically increased. Rikers is part of this national trend: 45% of its jail population received mental health care while in jail and 63% struggled with substance use. As a result, as health providers and advocates, we now must expect that most of our patients with serious mental illness will be incarcerated at some point in their lives. Each episode of incarceration disrupts care and stability, worsens illness, and intensifies trauma. Incarceration also deepen racial disparities in mental health treatment: in NYC jails, Black people are more likely to be placed in solitary confinement when they experience mental distress, while white people receive treatment.

In brief, the criminalization and incarceration of mental illness and substance use is a public health crisis. It is a result of both the expansion of our criminal justice system and the failures of our medical and mental health systems. People arrested for actions associated with their health conditions need treatment and support and a health infrastructure that cares for them before the point of arrest. Instead, by building hospital-based jail units and borough-based jail infrastructure for generations to come, the Mayor’s plan guarantees that incarceration will continue to be the expected outcome for our patients with serious mental illness. As health care providers and advocates, we find this outcome unacceptable.

To care for those with mental illness who are currently being arrested and incarcerated, our city needs to expand mental health outreach that is independent of the NYPD and mental health care that is not supervised by the Department of Correction. In recent years, in response to family and community members organizing to oppose state violence against people with mental illness, the city has sought to reform the criminal justice institutions responsible for that violence. ThriveNYC has promised to train NYPD officers to respond to mental health crises, training that has little to no documented history of success.

According to the city, the planned hospital-based jail units will be additions to this “correctional health continuum,” a continuum that should be dismantled, not strengthened. As Los Angeles recently acknowledged in rejecting the plan to build a new “mental health” jail, jailers aren’t mental health professionals and can’t be “re-trained” to provide health care. As health providers and community advocates, we believe investing in mental-health responsive policing and a corrections-based health continuum is the wrong approach. “Reformed” policing and “improved” jail health care are not adequate replacements for a functioning health care system. We urge NYC to invest in what works: early intervention using community-based infrastructure is the best and most reliable way to care for people with serious mental illness. For example, Kendra's Law, which provides for community-based assisted outpatient treatment for individuals with serious mental illness and a history of arrest, has been shown to reduce contact with the criminal legal system by 83%, reduce suicide attempts by 55%, and increase treatment compliance by 51%. Care works; cages don't.

The NYPD and the Department of Correction have long been the source of violence against our communities, and especially those of us who are Black, Brown, immigrants, poor, disabled, women, youth, and/or transgender. Our responsibility to our patients, therefore, is to reduce contact with the criminal justice system, not expand it. To do so, we need more resources for mental health outreach and services so that our patients can remain connected to care. But we should also pilot non-law enforcement responses to behavioral health crises. Evidence-based programs, such as Eugene, Oregon’s Crisis Assistance Helping Out in the Streets (“CAHOOTS”), which has been in operation for over thirty years, serve as reminders that we should trust our public health common sense: behavioral health crises should be addressed by our medical and mental health system, not our criminal legal system.

We need to expand our medical and mental health care system and invest further in long-term supportive housing for our patients and their caregivers. Caring for mental illness and chronic physical illness, and the various crises these may introduce into a person’s life and larger community, is complex. It requires an expansive and flexible system of support and care that honors the role that families and communities play in keeping their loved ones safe and is prepared for the traumas these patients have experienced. Patients need safe spaces in which their autonomy will be respected and they will receive a wide range of treatment options. The criminal justice system does not, and cannot, meet any of these needs. But it is the criminal justice system to which the city has turned to resolve these complex challenges.

As health providers and community advocates, we reject the criminalization of mental illness and substance use and insist that the City Council, following the recent decision in Los Angeles, reject the Mayor’s jail construction plan. We strongly condemn the hospital-based jail units as further criminalizing, stigmatizing, and exacerbating health conditions among the most vulnerable among us. Instead, we call on the Mayor and City Council to shut down Rikers now, and invest in the community-based, trauma-informed, low-threshold clinical, therapeutic, harm reduction, and housing programs that allow all our community members to thrive and live with dignity.


  1. Alexander Adia, MPH, Brown University
  2. Anika Akhter
  3. Katarina Alajbegovic, University of Michigan
  4. Eden Almasude, MD, Yale University
  5. Dalila Madison Almquist, MPH
  6. Julianna Alson, University of Washington School of Medicine
  7. Tiffany Alunan, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  8. Kelvin Ampem-Darko, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  9. Anjoli Anand, MD, MPH
  10. Juliet Anderson, Alliance Psychological Services of New York
  11. Cesar Andrade, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  12. Gabriella Ansah, MSW
  13. Anushka R Aqil, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  14. Matthew Aragon
  15. Sofia De Arrigunaga, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
  16. Annie Atwater, MSW, Black & Pink, Deeper Than Water
  17. Tigran Avoundjian, University of Washington
  18. Omid Bagheri, MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health
  19. Michael Bakal, UC Berkeley
  20. Nell W Baldwin, MD, Montefiore Hospital
  21. Zinzi Bailey
  22. Esha Bansal
  23. Lina Barbenes
  24. Lisa Baron, MD
  25. Ashwini Batchu
  26. Sabrina Bazile, MSc
  27. Gretchen Begley, LMSW
  28. Ali Mateo Belen
  29. Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University
  30. Tarik Bell, Red Hook Initiative
  31. Mary Berecka
  32. Ellie Bergren
  33. Melanie Berkowitz, LMSW
  34. Krish Bhatt, Columbia University
  35. Usama Bilal, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
  36. Evan Bissell, MPH, MCP, UC Berkeley
  37. Nannette Blaize
  38. Julia Blencowe, LCSW
  39. James Blum
  40. Xavier L. Bost, NYC Dept of Health &Mental Hygiene
  41. Steven Botticelli, NYU
  42. Philippe Bourgois, UCLA School of Medicine
  43. Dora Bowman, LMSW, PPNYC
  44. Nicole Boyd, UCSF School of Medicine
  45. Jen Brown, LICSW
  46. Molly Brown
  47. Samantha Brown, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  48. Libby Brubaker, DO, Institute for Family Health
  49. Joel Bumol, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  50. Katherine Busalacchi, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  51. Miriam Callahan, MS3, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  52. Erica Cao
  53. Alexia Capsuto, MD
  54. Jessica J. Chairez, Chaffey College
  55. Anyun Chatterjee, MPH, Richland Public Health
  56. Chloe S. Chaudhury, NYU School of Medicine
  57. Dhruvi Chauhan, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
  58. Saoirse Chen, MPH
  59. Tara Chism
  60. Doris Chiu
  61. Hye Young Choi, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  62. Daniel Chong, MPH, Columbia University
  63. Lauren Clapp, MSW, Hunter College
  64. Samarrah Clayman
  65. Jane Coffee, LCSW, RN, Yale University
  66. Jake Coffey
  67. Gretchen Cohoon, New York University
  68. Diana Colavita, Mental Health Peer Specialist
  69. Alexis Cooke, PhD
  70. Spring Cooper, CUNY School of Public Health
  71. Phillipe Copeland, Boston University School of Social Work
  72. Ray Cornbill, Cornbill Associates
  73. Anibal Cortes
  74. Tori Cowger, T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health
  75. Jose Cruz, Mount Sinai Health System
  76. Poonam Daryani, MPH
  77. Anindita Dasgupta, MPH, PhD, Columbia University
  78. Yuki Davis, Harvard School of Public Health
  79. Juliana DePietro, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  80. Hope DeRogatis, RN, MSW
  81. Fiona Desland, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  82. Peggy Desiderio, Mt Sinai St Lukes
  83. Chanelle Diaz, MD, MPH
  84. Arash Diba, Housing Works
  85. Ana Djordjevic, PNHP
  86. Tywana Donaldson
  87. Kamini Doobay, NYU/Bellevue, NYC Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System
  88. Susan Dooha, Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY
  89. Sarah Duncan, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  90. Michael Dunn, LMSW
  91. Sally Eberhardt, MA, MSW, LSW
  92. Oscar Echeverria, Harvard Student
  93. Ernest S Egu MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  94. Mark P. Eisenberg, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  95. Jerzy Eisenberg-Guyot, MPH, U. Washington School of Public Health
  96. Leo Eisenstein, MD, NYU/ Bellevue Hospital
  97. Devynn Emory, BSN, RN, LMT, NYU
  98. Aubri Esters, Boston Users Union
  99. Michelle Fei, RN, BSN, CLC
  100. Lorraine Fei, Tulane University School of Medicine
  101. Justin Feldman, NYU School of Medicine
  102. Christine Ferguson-Mizell, LCSW, Private Practice
  103. Fabian Fernandez, UCSF/UCB
  104. Juan Ferre, CUNY Graduate Center
  105. Vanessa Ferrel, MD MPH, Montefiore Medical Center
  106. Alec Feuerbach, Mt Sinai School of Medicine
  107. Natalie Flath, MPH
  108. Dina Fico
  109. Derek Fine, MPH, Columbia University
  110. Felipe Findley, SoCal Club
  111. Eve Fine, LCSW
  112. Robin Fink, MPH, UC Berkeley
  113. Chandra L. Ford, UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health
  114. Hannah Forsberg, San Francisco State University
  115. Minerva Francis, Teachers College, Columbia University
  116. Christel Francois, MD, Montefiore
  117. Sam Friedensohn
  118. Noelle Fries, MPHc, CUNY School of Public Health
  119. Jeannia Fu, Yale School of Public Health
  120. Jennifer Gallo, MPH, CUNY
  121. Emily Galpern
  122. Samy Galvez, MPH, Yale University
  123. Christopher Garcia-Wilde, MD/MPH Candidate, University of Miami
  124. Jared Garfinkel, MA, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  125. Brie Garner, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  126. Saliyah George, CUNY School of Public Health
  127. Nathalia Gibbs
  128. Darcy Gill
  129. Matthew Glenn, MS, NYU School of Medicine
  130. Jade Goetz BA, UW-Madison Wisconsin
  131. Marji Gold, MD
  132. Scott Goldberg, Montefiore
  133. Andrew Goldstein, MD, MPH
  134. Hannah Goldwater, RN, NYU
  135. Cynthia Golembeski, MPH, Rutgers University
  136. Sara Gómez, MSW, Columbia University
  137. Samuel Gordon
  138. Amanda Graff, Harvard University
  139. Sandy Grande, Connecticut College
  140. Julie Graves, MD, MPH, PhD
  141. Linda D Green MD, George Washington Hospital Clinical Faculty
  142. Priscilla Grim
  143. Richard Guccione
  144. Juan Gudino, University of Iowa College of Public Health
  145. Alison Gurley, PsyD
  146. Akua Gyamerah, Columbia University ‘17 & UCSF
  147. Gabrielle H, Icahn School of Medicine
  148. Theodore Hanna
  149. Sarah Han, UC Berkeley
  150. Lorien Harker, The University of Colorado
  151. Taylor Harrell, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  152. Fatima Hassan
  153. Leah Haykin, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  154. Emily Heinlein, MPH
  155. Natalia Hernandez, Harvard School of Public Health
  156. Imani Keith Henry, MSW, MPA
  157. Bri-Ann Hernandez, UCLA
  158. John Hessburg, MD/Ph.D '21, SUNY Downstate
  159. Sarah Hill, MPHTM, MS1, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  160. David Himmelstein, MD, CUNY
  161. Margaret Horwitz, MSW
  162. E. Elizabeth Howard
  163. Tiffany Huang, MPH, NYU Langone Health
  164. Caroline Hugh, MPH, Columbia University
  165. Richard Hunte, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  166. Adam Hunter, UNC School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health
  167. Ellen Isaacs, MD
  168. Jaquelyn Jahn, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  169. Pavithra Jaisankar
  170. El Layla Johnson, MSW
  171. Bedilia Jones, Family and Social Medicine
  172. Emily Jones, UCLA
  173. Benjamin Jones, UCSF
  174. Peter Joo, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  175. Ashly E. Jordan, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
  176. Amelia Joselow, MPH
  177. Sandhya Kajeepeta, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  178. Priya Kandaswamy, Mills College
  179. Jessica Kant, LICSW, Boston University
  180. Terry Kant
  181. Farzana Kapadia, NYU
  182. Hebron Kelecha, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  183. Mona Kelkar
  184. Laura K. Kerr, PhD
  185. Lina Khoeur, UCSF School of Medicine
  186. Betty Kolod, Mount Sinai/Bronx VA
  187. Sarah Koster, MPH MSN
  188. Adam Kraus, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  189. Nancy Krieger, PhD
  190. Liz Kroboth, MPH
  191. Hannah Krystal
  192. Christopher Kuhner, NYU School of Medicine
  193. Tracy Kwon, Registered Nurse
  194. Amy LaCount, MD, Montefiore
  195. Bishop Lampart
  196. Emma Larson, LMSW
  197. Martha Larson, LMSW
  198. Marc Lavietes MD
  199. Aurit Lazerus, Pys.D., Private Practice
  200. Naomi Legros, CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy
  201. Jordan Leon-Atkins, MPH
  202. Ashley Lewis, NYU, MD-PhD candidate
  203. Lili
  204. Alison Liss, NYU School of Medicine
  205. Ashley Little
  206. Pike Long, MPH, Public Health Justice Collective
  207. Alana López, LMSW, MA
  208. Javier López, Red Hook Initiative
  209. Lucas Lopez
  210. Kizzi Belfon Louison, MPH
  211. Katie Luedecke, RN, Howard Brown Health
  212. Andrea Lyman, MD, MSc, MS
  213. Michael Lyon, Public Health Justice Collective
  214. Ciru M
  215. Deepa M, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  216. Daniel Madrigal, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  217. Sunny Maguire, lcsw
  218. Shreya Mahajan
  219. Yash Maniar, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  220. Claribel Marmol, RN, MPH
  221. Olivia Marcus, University of Connecticut
  222. Rose Markowitz, Planned Parenthood
  223. Lauren Mariotti, LCSW
  224. Monica J Martinez, MPH
  225. Amanda M. Marturano, LMSW, Hunter College
  226. Duncan Maru, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  227. Jennifer Masdea
  228. Mariya Masyukova, MD MS, Montefiore Medical Center
  229. Pia Mauro
  230. Oriana Mayorga, Union Theological Seminary
  231. Catherine McBride, MSW, Red Hook Initiative
  232. Katie McCann, Boston University MSW '19, MPH '20
  233. Steven A. McDonald, MD, Columbia University
  234. Kathryn Ruth McFadden, CNM RNC-NIC
  235. James McGough, M.D., M.S., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  236. Ericka Medina, Red Hook Initiative
  237. Dan Meltzer
  238. Jake Mendales, MPH, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  239. Carrie Miceli, UCLA
  240. Evan C. Milton
  241. Carolina Miranda, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  242. Kevin Moore, BSN, RN
  243. Claire Morley, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  244. Rani Mukherjee, UCSF School of Medicine
  245. Luc Figueiredo Miller, Boston University MPH, Brooklyn Law School '22
  246. Jessica Milne, MPH, University of Michigan (2018)
  247. Christine Mitchell, ScD
  248. Juliana Morris, MD, EdM, UCSF
  249. Michelle Morse
  250. Isabella Morton, UCLA
  251. Morgan Moore, Healthcare Equity Action League of New York
  252. Timothy Muldoon, Columbia University
  253. Chelsea Mullen, LMSW
  254. Emma Chew Murphy, MD, Montefiore
  255. Sumathi Narayana, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  256. Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch, PsyD
  257. Charlotte Neary-Bremer, UCLA
  258. Vanessa Nisperos, Red Hook Initiative
  259. Whitney Hewlett Noel
  260. Martha Ockenfels-Martinez, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  261. Iris Ryn Olson, Boston University School of Public Health
  262. Itohan Omorodion, MPH
  263. Julia Chinyere Oparah, Mills College
  264. Chris Palmedo, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
  265. Urvashi Pandya, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  266. Michael Pappas
  267. Skylar Park, RPSGT
  268. Yeji Park, MS, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  269. Krysta Parker, NYU School of Social Work
  270. Rachel Parks, UCLA
  271. Nina Parikh, NYU, College of Global Public Health
  272. Natasha Pasternack, LMSW, Hunter College 2014
  273. Andrew Pastor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  274. Elizabeth Pataki, retired RN, CNA retiree
  275. Shravani Pathak, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  276. Luke Patterson
  277. Kara Percival
  278. Ruben Vega Perez, MPH, MD Candidate, Icahn School of Medicine
  279. Winn Periyasamy, Columbia MSPH '16, Fordham Law '23
  280. Meghan Peterson, MPH
  281. Amber Akemi Piatt, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  282. Natalie Plasencia, RN
  283. Zoe Pleasure, MPH, Mailman School of Public Health
  284. Emma Pliskin, MPH, CUNY School of Public Health
  285. Karyn Pomerantz, GWU SPH, retired
  286. Madison Poore
  287. Delaine Andrea Powerful, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  288. Seth J. Prins, PhD, MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  289. Tracy Pugh, Mailman school of public health
  290. Jennifer Purdon, University of Connecticut
  291. Susan Putnins, MSW
  292. Lauren Quijano
  293. Jake Radell, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  294. Azwade Rahman, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  295. Lisa Ramadhar, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  296. Cameron Rasmussen, CUNY Graduate Center / Columbia University
  297. Jishian Ravinthiran, MSc Psychiatry, Yale Law School, JD Candidate
  298. Kelsey Reeder, LCSW
  299. Thais Reis-Henrie, Harvard University
  300. Garrett Reuscher, Silberman School of Social Work
  301. Susan Reverby, Wellesley College
  302. Gary Richmond, UCSF School of Nursing
  303. Katherine Robbins, MPH, Campaign for NY Health
  304. Robert M Rock, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  305. Sydney Rodriguez
  306. India Rogers-Shepp
  307. Natisha S Romain, Red Hook Initiative, Inc
  308. Brian Romero, LMSW
  309. Noah Rosenberg, NYU School of Medicine
  310. Patrick Ross, MPH
  311. Ariela Rotenberg, LMSW
  312. Emma Rubin, MPH
  313. William Ruhm
  314. Cindy Saenz, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  315. Michelle Sainte, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  316. Katherine Schaff, DrPH, MPH, UC Berkeley
  317. Jessica Schiff, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  318. Will Schlesinger, UCLA
  319. Jenna Schmitz, MPH, Columbia University
  320. Gabriel Schwartz, Harvard University (PhD Candidate)
  321. Joey Shemuel, UCSF
  322. Rey Shen
  323. T.Lee Shostack LICSW, South End Community Health Center Boston
  324. Mali Sicora, LMSW
  325. Rue Silver, MPH
  326. Amanda Slagter, Recovery Coach and Educator
  327. Marlena Smith, LICSW
  328. Riley Marie Smith, AIDS Action Committee
  329. Natasha Sokol, Brown University
  330. William Somerville, Alliance Psychological Services of New York
  331. Josh Spiro
  332. Amanda Spishak-Thomas, Columbia University
  333. Peter Staley
  334. Melissa Stanger, LMSW
  335. Cedra Starks, MPH
  336. Scot B Sternberg, LMFT
  337. Marisa Stertz
  338. Eric Sun, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD Candidate; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH Candidate
  339. Anna Larisa Sunderland, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC
  340. Brianna Suslovic, LMSW
  341. Princess Sutherland, BA-JHU, MPH-ISMMS
  342. Uma Tadepalli, MD, UCSF
  343. Hina Tai, MPH, St. George's University School of Medicine
  344. Ashlie Taylor, RN
  345. Nicky Tettamanti, Columbia University
  346. Kayla Thomas, Yale University PhD student
  347. Michel'le Thomas, Red Hook Initiative
  348. Teresa Thompson, LCSW
  349. Brenda Thorpe
  350. Emily Titon
  351. Abigail Todras, LMSW
  352. Amy Tong
  353. Erika Totten
  354. Michelle Tran, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  355. Janell Tryon, MPH
  356. Sandra Turner, MD
  357. Laura Ucik, MD, Montefiore
  358. Adaku Utah, Harriets Apothecary
  359. Iris Vargas
  360. Tejas Venkat-Ramani, MPH, Correctional Health Services
  361. Shellae Versey
  362. Madeleine Vidger
  363. Emma Vignola, CUNY School of Public Health
  364. Rachel Viqueira, MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  365. Ben Wagner, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD Candidate
  366. Sarah Wakeman, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  367. Jennifer Flynn Walker, Center for Popular Democracy
  368. Joanna Watterson, NYU School of Medicine MS3
  369. Julie Wegener, MD
  370. Emily Weinrebe, LMSW
  371. Adam Whalen, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  372. Sophie Wheelock, MPH, Yale School of Public Health
  373. Allison Wilens, Decriminalize Health
  374. Tevina Willis, Red Hook Initiative
  375. Johannes Mosquera Wilson, RN
  376. Erica P Wood, MPH, New York University College of Global Public Health
  377. Anastasia Woods, Tulane Univeristy
  378. Steffie Woolhander, MD, CUNY
  379. Rebecca Yao, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  380. Mike Yepes, MPH, Harvard Kennedy School
  381. Vicky Zambrano
  382. Noor Zanial, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  383. Noah Zazanis
  384. Xiaoyi Zeng, Icahn School of Medicine
  385. Helen Zhou, NYU SOM
  386. Eleni Zimiles, LMSW, Critical Therapy Center
  387. Michael Zingman, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
  388. Sabrina Zionts, CNM

(Institutional affiliations are listed only for identification and do not signal any official endorsement.)