Breena R. Taira, MD, MPH, CPH, FACEP
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Director of Social Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
If “language justice” and “immigration informed care” are familiar terms, it is a credit to Breena Taira’s advocacy efforts. Through research, fellowship, and curriculum development she is preparing emergency physicians to work in careers at the intersection of health equity and emergency medicine. Through coordinating initiatives related to social determinants of health, identifying approaches to improve clinical outcomes, and reducing barriers to access she is transforming patient-centered care.