Portrait of Victor Roy, Community Partner for the Digital Redlining During the Expansion of Telehealth Research & Policy Team

Victor Roy

Originally from New Jersey, Victor earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Northwestern University, where his interests included international affairs and global health. During and after college he co-founded and served as Executive Director of GlobeMed, a global network of undergraduate students and community organizations working together to tackle challenges of poverty and poor health. Alongside his medical training at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, he pursued master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge scholar. His research has focused on the social and structural determinants of health, and his doctoral thesis investigated the political economy of drug development and treatment access for patients with hepatitis C. Inspired to pursue family medicine in part by his grandfather who was a rural family physician in India, he is looking forward to caring for patients across the life course and in their communities. Narrative medicine, poetry, and ethics are also passions that inform his understanding of health and caregiving. In his free time, he loves spending time with his partner Maya, diving into books, getting outdoors, and keeping up with his favorite sports teams. 

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