Sonya Stokes

Sonya Stokes, MD, MPH is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, and she is a medical director at Mount Sinai Health Partners' Advisory Group on COVID-19. During the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City, Stokes was part of the frontline response treating patients in the emergency department. In addition to her clinical work, she served on the Mount Sinai Health System Best Practices Committee for evaluating and managing COVID-19 patients in the emergency department, and she contributed to the COVID-19 mass casualty triage protocol. Stokes received her medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and she completed her fellowship training in international emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where she also earned a master of public health in the program on forced migration and humanitarian assistance. Dr. Stokes is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations where she serves on the Independent Task Force on Preparing for the Next Pandemic. She also continues practicing emergency medicine in New York City.


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