Sonia Sarkar is a health policy fellow at New America. She currently serves as chief policy and engagement officer for the Baltimore City Health Department and previously was special advisor and chief of staff at Health Leads, a national social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.
Sarkar is a Truman Scholar, a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, a Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care InciteHealth Fellow, and an AcademyHealth/Kresge Foundation Population Health Scholar. She holds B.A. degrees in public health and international studies from Johns Hopkins University and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Sarkar is also a published poet, with work appearing in the American Journal of Nursing and the Bellevue Literary Review, among others.