Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Emily Cleveland Manchanda
800 Harrison Avenue BCD Building


Emily Cleveland Manchanda is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and works clinically in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. As the Director for Equity Initiatives within the department, her research and advocacy work focuses on mitigating the effects of racism and other forms of discrimination in clinical care. She is passionate about health equity and developing strategies to support equitable care for patients of all races, ethnicities, genders and abilities.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in Art History and French, she spent two years working in Liberia for the Clinton Foundation before attending medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She initially matched into plastic surgery at NYU, but changed course after her PGY2 year to pursue a career in Emergency Medicine. She served as a chief resident at the Harvard-Affiliated (MGH-BWH) Emergency Medicine residency and the chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Resident and Fellows Section. She continues to be active within the American Medical Association and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. She and her husband Gaurav met while working in Liberia, and now live in the Boston area with their two delightfully strong-willed sons.


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Yale University, BA


  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Molina MF, Rodriguez RM. Racial Equity in Crisis Standards of Care-Reassuring Data or Reason for Concern? JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e214527. PMID: 33739428.

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  • Published on 2/16/2021

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Marsh RH, Osuagwu C, Decopain Michel J, Dugas JN, Wilson M, Morse M, Lewis E, Wispelwey BP. Heart Failure Admission Service Triage (H-FAST) Study: Racialized Differences in Perceived Patient Self-Advocacy as a Driver of Admission Inequities. Cureus. 2021 Feb 16; 13(2):e13381. PMID: 33628703.

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  • Published on 11/20/2020

    Chary AN, Molina MF, Dadabhoy FZ, Manchanda EC. Addressing Racism in Medicine Through a Resident-Led Health Equity Retreat. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Nov 20; 22(1):41-44. PMID: 33439802.

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  • Published on 11/4/2020

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Macias-Konstantopoulos WL. Tackling Gender and Racial Bias in Academic Emergency Medicine: The Perceived Role of Implicit Bias in Faculty Development. Cureus. 2020 Nov 04; 12(11):e11325. PMID: 33282598.

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  • Published on 10/6/2020

    Molina MF, Li CN, Manchanda EC, White B, Faridi MK, Espinola JA, Ashworth H, Ciccolo G, Camargo CA, Samuels-Kalow M. Prevalence of Emergency Department Social Risk and Social Needs. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Oct 06; 21(6):152-161. PMID: 33207161.

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  • Published on 8/13/2020

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Sanky C, Appel JM. Crisis Standards of Care in the USA: A Systematic Review and Implications for Equity Amidst COVID-19. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 08; 8(4):824-836. PMID: 32789816.

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  • Published on 6/24/2020

    Samuels-Kalow ME, Molina MF, Ciccolo GE, Curt A, Cleveland Manchanda EC, de Paz NC, Camargo CA. Patient and Community Organization Perspectives on Accessing Social Resources from the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jun 24; 21(4):964-973. PMID: 32726271.

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  • Published on 6/5/2020

    Eberly LA, Wispelwey B, Richterman A, Beckett AG, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Marsh RH, Chang CY, Glynn RJ, Brooks KC, Boxer R, Kakoza R, Goldsmith J, Loscalzo J, Lewis EF, Morse M. Response by Eberly et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center". Circ Heart Fail. 2020 06; 13(6):e007193. PMID: 32498624.

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  • Published on 5/13/2020

    Cleveland Manchanda E, Couillard C, Sivashanker K. Inequity in Crisis Standards of Care. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 23; 383(4):e16. PMID: 32402154.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Vogel LD, Kass D, Rouhani SA. Best Practices for Lactation Support at Conferences and Standardized Testing Centers. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Feb; 135(2):475-478. PMID: 31923075.

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