|Christa Harlin, MD
PCLP Site: MGH Chelsea Community Health Center
Christa Harlin, MD is currently completing her family medicine residency at Cook County Health and Hospital Systems in Chicago, near her hometown of Bolingbrook, Illinois. As an undergraduate she attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She went on to become a 2018 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU). In 2017 she was selected as an NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PLCP) Scholar, studying naloxone education in Suboxone clinic patients in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In addition to her work with PCLP, Dr. Harlin received the Dr. David Monash/Harry Lloyd and Elizabeth Pawlette Marshall Medical Resident Scholarship in 2018. This scholarship recognized medical students who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities in Chicago. While attending SIU, Dr. Harlin served as the community service chair of her school’s OB/GYN interest group for two years and as the community chair for her school’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). She has organized monthly educational talks at Sojourn Women’s Shelter for battered women, led sex education for teenaged girls, and led the East Side Community Health Initiative, a research project investigating how community education impacts a predominantly African American community. In 2019, Dr. Harlin served as a panel speaker at the PCLP Gilead Symposium in Chicago. In the future, she plans to pursue outpatient medicine with a special interest in women and children’s health and addiction medicine.
|Nicholas “Kenji” Taylor, MD, MSc
PCLP Site: East Arkansas Family Health Center
As an undergraduate, Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc studied Neuroscience, East Asian Studies and Entrepreneurship at Brown University in Providence, RI. He then attended the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. As a medical student Dr. Taylor participated in the NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) in West Memphis, Arkansas. He then returned to PCLP as a Faculty Advisor in 2018, working with Scholars in Oakland, CA. Throughout medical school and PCLP, Dr. Taylor developed a passion for health disparities, social justice, and community medicine. He has worked at the University of California, San Francisco General Hospital to complete his residency program in Family and Community Medicine. As an applied epidemiology Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he experienced firsthand the excitement and possibilities of global health policy and HIV medicine as a family doctor. He is especially interested in HIV primary care, adolescents, transgender health and health information systems. Currently, Dr. Taylor acts as the Founding Medical Director of #TRAP Medicine in Oakland, CA and as an Associate Editor of Primary Care Reviews and Perspectives for Hippo Education in Los Angeles, CA.