Emily Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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. Dr. Cleveland Manchanda and her husband Gaurav met while working in Liberia, and now live in the Boston area with their three delightfully strong-willed children.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Dr. Cleveland Manchanda is deeply committed to embedding racial justice and advancing health equity in medical education and health care systems. All of her non-clinical professional time is devoted to these efforts, including through research to identify and address manifestations of racism in clinical care, writing that challenges dominant narratives about race and racism, the development of focused educational opportunities to develop health equity leaders, and mentorship of emergency medicine residents with historically marginalized and minoritized identities as well as resident physicians seeking to build a career focused on the advancement of social justice. As the Program co-Director for the Ravin Davidoff Executive Fellowship in Health Equity at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Cleveland Manchanda developed a novel multi-year interprofessional health equity curriculum that supports both the BMC Health Equity fellows as well as other early-career faculty at BMC and beyond as they develop their own racial justice lens and advance this work. As a white woman she is acutely aware of the importance of both bringing other white folks into antiracism work and ensuring that the voices of historically marginalized and minoritized people are centered in all our spaces.

Through Dr. Cleveland Manchanda's work at the American Medical Association, she is helping to challenge and reshape harmful dominant narratives about the role of race in determining health. At the AMA, she oversees the Center for Health Equity's education portfolio, developing education content such as the National Health Equity Grand Rounds series, and collaborating with other organizations to equip physicians with the tools and knowledge needed to push upstream and address all structural and social drivers of health. While Dr. Cleveland Manchanda's work focuses on addressing racism, she is also deeply passionate about improving medical care for people with disabilities. As the mother of a biracial neurodivergent child with physical disabilities, her dedication to this work extends well beyond the workplace.

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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37527386; PMCID: PMC10393463; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.59068;
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36811702; PMCID: PMC9945816; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08035-4;
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC9375047; DOI: 10.1002/emp2.12781;
  6. 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; PMCID: PMC9222880; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10747;
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC8963696; DOI: 10.1016/j.jnma.2022.02.010;
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35180668
  9. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2021.07.024;
  10. Cleveland Manchanda EC, Chary AN, Zanial N, Nadeau L, Verstreken J, Shappell E, Macias-Konstantopoulos W, Dobiesz V. The Role of Gender in Nurse-Resident Interactions: A Mixed-methods Study. West J Emerg Med. 2021 Jul 19; 22(4):919-930. PMID: 35353996; PMCID: PMC8328169; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2021.3.49770;
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2021 Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Outstanding Research Publication Award
2013 University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine: Top 5 percent of Graduating Class
2013 University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine: Merck Manual Award for Excellence in the Medical Sciences
2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Membership
2010 University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine: Michael Harty Award for Excellence in Gross Anatomy
2009-2013 University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine: 21st Century Gamble Scholar
2007 Yale University: A. Conger Goodyear Fine Arts Award
2007 Yale University: Eugenia Kiesling Award
2007 Yale University: Division I All-American Athlete
2007 Yale University: Undefeated NCAA Division I Champion
2003-2007 Yale Women's Crew: Division I Varsity Athlete
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Racial justice
Health Equity
Social Justice
Disparities, Health Care
Disability rights
Gender Bias

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