Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Emily Cleveland Manchanda


Emily Cleveland Manchanda is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, the Program co-Director for the Ravin Davidoff Executive Fellowship in Health Equity at Boston Medical Center, and works clinically in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. She is also the Director for Social Justice Education and Implementation within the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association (AMA). At the AMA, Dr. Cleveland Manchanda leads and oversees the AMA Center for Health Equity’s education portfolio. Her work focuses on coordinating effective action across sectors to promote social justice and equity in health, pushing health systems to address social and structural drivers of health, and supporting the development of health care leaders equipped to effectively advance justice in healthcare for patients, families, staff, communities and populations. Her research, educational and advocacy work primarily focus on mitigating the effects of racism, ableism, and other systems of oppression in medical education and clinical care.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in Art History and French, Dr. Cleveland Manchanda spent two years working in the public health sector in Liberia with the Clinton Foundation before attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and subsequently completed her residency training at the Harvard-Affiliated (MGH-BWH) Emergency Medicine Residency, where she served as a chief resident. She joined the faculty at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine in 2020, and the AMA in 2021.


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


  • Published on 3/4/2024

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Aikens B, De Maio F, Jordan W, Brown JT, Sivashanker K, Maybank A. Efforts in Organized Medicine to Eliminate Harmful Race-Based Clinical Algorithms. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Mar 04; 7(3):e241121. PMID: 38441900.

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  • Published on 7/17/2023

    Hong H, Shankar KN, Thompson A, De La Vega PB, Koul R, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Jaiprasert S, Roberts S, Pina T, Anderson E, Lin J, Jacquet GA. Social Determinants of Health Screening at an Urban Emergency Department Urgent Care During COVID-19. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Jul 17; 24(4):675-679. PMID: 37527386.

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  • Published on 2/22/2023

    Schmidt IM, Shohet M, Serrano M, Yadati P, Menn-Josephy H, Ilori T, Eneanya ND, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Waikar SS. Patients' Perspectives on Race and the Use of Race-Based Algorithms in Clinical Decision-Making: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 38(9):2045-2051. PMID: 36811702.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Cleveland Manchanda E, Sivashanker K, Kinglake S, Laflamme E, Saini V, Maybank A. Training to Build Antiracist, Equitable Health Care Systems. AMA J Ethics. 2023 Jan 01; 25(1):E37-47. PMID: 36623303.

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  • Published on 11/3/2022

    Darby A, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Janeway H, Samra S, Hicks MN, Long R, Gipson KA, Chary AN, Adjei BA, Khanna K, Pierce A, Kaltiso SO, Spadafore S, Tsai J, Dekker A, Thiessen ME, Foster J, Diaz R, Mizuno M, Schoenfeld E. Race, racism, and antiracism in emergency medicine: A scoping review of the literature and research agenda for the future. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Nov; 29(11):1383-1398. PMID: 36200540.

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  • Published on 8/12/2022

    Cleveland Manchanda EC, Ling AY, Bottcher JL, Marsh RH, Brown DFM, Bennett CL, Yiadom MYAB. Three decades of demographic trends among academic emergency physicians. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2022 Aug; 3(4):e12781. PMID: 35982985.

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  • Published on 6/23/2022

    Bennett CL, Ling AY, Agrawal P, Pierce A, Pasao MA, Ray D, Cleveland Manchanda EC. How we compare: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine faculty membership demographics. AEM Educ Train. 2022 Jun; 6(Suppl 1):S93-S96. PMID: 35783079.

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  • Published on 3/29/2022

    Long R, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Dekker AM, Kraynov L, Willson S, Flores P, Samuels EA, Rhodes K. "Community engagement via restorative justice to build equity-oriented crisis standards of care". J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Aug; 114(4):377-389. PMID: 35365355.

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  • Published on 1/24/2022

    Faiz J, Bernstein E, Dugas JN, Schechter-Perkins EM, Nentwich L, Nelson KP, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Young L, Pare JR. Racial equity in linkage to inpatient opioid use disorder treatment in patients that received emergency care. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Apr; 54:221-227. PMID: 35180668.

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  • Published on 9/9/2021

    Mahan KM, Molina MF, Coffey ECC, Manchanda ECC. New-Onset Pediatric Diabetes Complicated By Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Invasive Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis With Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion. J Emerg Med. 2022 01; 62(1):95-100. PMID: 34509337.

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