Immigrant and Refugee Track Core Faculty

Dawn Belkin Martinez, PhD, LICSW, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the Boston University School of Social Work, serves as a mentor in health equity and liberation health.

Jonathan Berz, MD, MSc, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, is Associate Program Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at BUSM. He teaches residents and medical students in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. His academic interests include diet and the prevention of chronic disease and the teaching of nutrition to medical professionals and trainees. He served as Program Director from 2013-2020.

Pablo Buitron de la Vega, MD, MS is the Program Director for the Preventive Medicine Residency and a primary care provider a longstanding interest in health care education and the impact of patients’ attitudes, health beliefs and social determinants of health (SDOH).

Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director for the Fellowship in Health Equity. 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.

Sarah Kimball, MD is the co-Program Director for the Immigrant & Refugee Health Track of the Preventive Medicine Residency and is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. I am also currently the Director of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) Immigrant and Refugee Health Center (IRHC), a comprehensive medical home that addresses the barriers that immigrants face to being healthy.

Robert Paul Marlin, MD, PhD, MPH is a general internist and Chief of the Metta Health Center at the Lowell Community Health Center. His clinical area of expertise is in the holistic care of refugees, torture survivors, and other forcibly displaced persons and over the past two decades he has focused on the development of multidisciplinary, community-based programs to meet the clinical and non-clinical needs of these populations.

 Margaret M. Sullivan, FNP-BC, DrPH is core faculty for the Immigrant & Refugee Health Track of the Preventive Medicine Residency and has been a family nurse practitioner at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP) since 2009 where she provides primary care to immigrant patients and Directs the Oasis Clinic, an immigrant health clinic for people experiencing homelessness.