JENNIFER BENNET, SHAZIA AHMED, MD, SARAH PETERSON, MPH, & ZIRUI SONG, MD, PHD
Jennifer Bennet has served as the Executive Director of The Family Van at Harvard Medical School since 2005. The van has been a pioneer in the growing trend in public health practice, mobile health vans that successfully reach populations that typically do not or cannot access primary healthcare. For her work with the Family Van, Ms. Bennet has been honored by the American Heart Association with the Heart of the Mission, by the Mobile Health Clinics Network for her Leadership and by the National Partnership for Prevention for her work on developing a return on investment calculator for mobile clinics.
Shazia Ahmed is the Chief Medical Officer of 2020 Onsite, a mobile vision care provider servicing corporations and schools. Since its inception in 2013, 2020 Onsite has serviced 270+ corporations with an employee base of 50k+. In addition to her role as CMO, Dr. Ahmed is also a practicing Ophthalmologist. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia and then went onto pursue her Ophthalmology training at Tufts Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery from Baylor College of Medicine.
Sarah Peterson is a Senior Community Outreach Specialist and Breast Health Educator for Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van in the Community Benefits Office of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In this role, she supports Dana-Farber’s mission to reduce the burden of cancer by bringing digital screening mammography and health education to medically underserved communities and organizations throughout Greater Boston. Sarah is also an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Public Health program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, specializing in health promotion and education and community needs assessments.
Zirui Song is a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School magna cum laude and from the Ph.D. Program in Health Policy (Economics track) at Harvard University. His research has focused on changes in health care spending and quality under global payment, the effect of Medicare payment changes on spending and physician behavior, and the economics of Medicare Advantage.View Recording