Rohan Khazanchi, M.D., M.P.H., is a health equity advocate, health services researcher, and future internist-pediatrician. He is a resident in the Harvard Internal Medicine & Pediatrics (“Med-Peds”) combined residency program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Boston Medical Center. He has a wide array of research and advocacy focus areas including racial/spatial inequities in access to care; community-engaged research; intersections of incarceration, health, and health policy; cross-sector data linkage for public health surveillance; health care utilization and exposure to adverse childhood experiences; structural competency in medical education; and redressing racism in medicine through clinic, institution, and policy-level interventions.
Rohan’s work broadly aims to advance health equity for and with marginalized populations. He completed medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (’22), where his M.D. honors thesis analyzed race and place-based inequities in HIV and COVID-19. He is also a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (’21), where his M.P.H. practicum with the Health, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Lab leveraged novel cross-sector data from the Minnesota EHR Consortium to inform local and state COVID-19 policies. He has been active in health policy and legislative advocacy, including leading the writing and adoption of landmark American Medical Association resolutions on racism as a public health threat, racial essentialism in medicine, and redressing the harms of the Flexner Report on health workforce diversity, each of which helped fundamentally reshape the organization’s investment in efforts to advance health equity.
Rohan is a Strategic Advisory Council member for the Rise to Health Coalition, a national initiative led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the AMA to embed equity across the healthcare ecosystem. He recently served as a consultant for the NYC Health Department Chief Medical Officer’s Coalition to End Racism in Clinical Algorithms (CERCA) and was lead author of CERCA’s inaugural report. He was an appointed member of the AMA’s Council on Medical Education from 2020-2022 and was Co-Director of the Clinical Problem Solvers Podcast’s Antiracism in Medicine series from 2021-2023.