Dennis Hsieh, MD, JD

Director, Social Medicine and Population Health/Core Faculty
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Dennis Hsieh paused his medical training to earn a law degree and complete an Equal Justice Works fellowship. Now he uses that knowledge and influence to address the social determinants of health for vulnerable patients. As a leader of Whole Person Care Los Angeles, he advocates for those at risk, tackling substance use disorders, psychiatric conditions, homelessness, justice-involved, and more.

Shuhan He, MD

Zachary J. Jarou, MD, MBA

More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact us at

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