Ali is a second year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School with an interest in primary care, health care quality, and safety. She studied Human Biology at Stanford University and then completed a Master’s in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Ali’s interest in primary care began under the mentorship of the late Dr. Phyllis Jen at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who taught Ali how impactful a compassionate primary care physician could be. Ali then spent time working to improve diabetes care coordination, through which she became interested in the complexity of chronic disease management and population-based quality improvement work. After obtaining her Master’s she worked in patient safety and quality, sharing best practices across hospitals, and emphasizing team-based care. She cares most about keeping the patients’ perspective in the care doctors provide and in the quality improvement efforts health system leaders undertake.
In her free time, Ali enjoys spending time with family, hiking, boating, and skiing in Maine, and touring friends around Boston.