Sonya Stokes

Sonya Stokes is an assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, and she is a medical director of the COVID-19 advisory team at Mount Sinai Solutions. She was a fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity program, and she is a current term member at the Council on Foreign Relations where she serves on its Independent Task Force on preparing for the next pandemic. She also serves on the scientific advisory board for the Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium. Dr. Stokes received her medical degree from the University of California Davis School of Medicine, and she completed her fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center where she also earned a master of public health specializing in health systems strengthening in resource-limited settings. She lives in New York City.


No Fall Zone

This winter, there is zero room for error in emergency medicine


Not Your Canaries in the Coal Mine

New CDC guidelines fail to protect frontline workers from COVID-19


One Year From the Front Lines of COVID-19 in New York City

Frontline providers found a solution to communication breakdown during the pandemic: talking to each other


Back to Basics After COVID-19

Investing in Primary Care Now Will Prepare the U.S. for the Next Pandemic


Collateral Damage of the U.S. Withdrawal from the WHO: Frontline Responders

Retreating from WHO in the middle of a pandemic dishonors and endangers health-care workers at home and around the globe


Epidemics and Infodemics in the Post-Truth Era, from Ebola to COVID-19

Social media can be a powerful weapon in the post-truth era. Or it can be a catalyst for the next global health disaster