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Ep 43: Fighting for the Health of the World’s Most Vulnerable with Parveen Parmar, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

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Ep 43: Fighting for the Health of the World’s Most Vulnerable with Parveen Parmar, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

In This Episode, Dr. Parveen Parmar discusses her international background and how it inspired and aided her career in global public health. She recounts her experiences surveying in Cameroon and…
August 25, 2021

Ep 43: Fighting for the Health of the World’s Most Vulnerable with Parveen Parmar, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Meet Dr. Parmar: 

Dr. Parveen Parmar is the Chief of the Division of Global Emergency Medicine and an Associate Professor of clinical emergency medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Her research on health and human rights violations in refugees and displaced populations has taken her around the globe. She is a graduate of Stanford University and received her medical degree from Northwestern University. She has a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University. 

In This Episode: 

Dr. Parveen Parmar discusses her international background and how it inspired and aided her career in global public health. She recounts her experiences surveying in Cameroon and traveling to New Delhi. Dr. Parmar touches on how to build equitable health systems and how COVID-19 highlighted historical inequities in global and domestic public health. She provides sage advice for young and established professionals alike. 

Key Moments: 

  • Dr. Parveen discusses the current global public health landscape (4:00)
  • What makes healthcare equitable? (13:15) 
  • Her experience in Cameroon (17:43)
  • Be selfish to be selfless (24:26)
  • Difficult feedback makes us better (28:21)

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