Jaya Aysola is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, with her primary appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on policy-related solutions for improving uptake and quality of primary and preventive care for vulnerable populations and stems from her clinical, administrative, and policy experiences in resource‐poor settings. She joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania after completing a two‐year general internal medicine research fellowship in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Prior to her research fellowship, she obtained a Master of Public Health in Health Care Policy and Management at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health through the Commonwealth Fund‐Harvard University Minority Health Policy Fellowship. Her research interests center on how care delivery models can effectively incorporate a patient’s social context—starting with their social networks and subsequently expanding to the dynamics of the broader social community—to improve equity in care. Examples of her research include evaluating social and system factors related to the uptake and quality of patient‐centered medical homes, published in “Health Affairs,” “Medical Care,” and the “Journal of General Internal Medicine.” Prior to her time in Boston, Dr. Aysola developed and ran safety-net clinics in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She was the medical director of the New Orleans Children’s Health Project and section chief of community pediatrics and global health at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Aysola, a diplomate from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, has extensive work experience in resource-poor settings in Cambodia, Thailand, and India. She received her BS from University of Michigan, with high distinction in anthropology and zoology, and her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
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Given the national discussion of systemic racial discrimination, our call for implementing strategies that attempt to mitigate bias in medicine is timely.