From being a “young gay science fair nerd” to her clinical experience as a researcher, Dr. Tara Lagu finds her calling as a social justice advocate with a passion for improving existing care for patients with disabilities. Listen below or stream the official podcast!
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Springer Storyteller Tara Lagu, MD, MPH, is an Academic Hospitalist in the Center for Quality of Care Research and Department of Medicine at Baystate Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. After graduating with her MD and MPH from the Yale University School of Medicine, she completed a General Internal Medicine Residency at Brown. From 2005-2008, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where she developed her research interest in the quality of health care in the United States. Currently, her work is focused on improving quality and reducing costs of health care in the United States, and, in particular, improving access to care for patients with disabilities. She spends much of her free time thinking about, growing, talking about, taking pictures of, and eating heirloom tomatoes. Her favorite variety is Cherokee Purple.