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.