Sonya Stokes

Sonya Stokes, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in the division of Emergency Medicine and Global Health, a fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the division of Biosecurity, and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Stokes received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship training in International Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where she also received a Masters of Public Health in the Program on Forced Migration and Humanitarian Assistance. Her research is focused on increasing access to trauma and acute care in low- and middle-income countries, and she specializes in health systems strengthening in areas of armed conflict. Her current projects include: care-seeking patterns among women who have experienced gender-based violence in Afghanistan, community-based methods for monitoring and reporting outbreaks of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and measuring the impact of social media and medical misinformation on community health education among internally displaced persons in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. She lives in New York City.



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