Dr. Bram Wispelwey
Dr. Bram Wispelwey is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Health for Palestine, a community organizing initiative in Palestinian refugee camps that seeks to maximize wellness and address health barriers via social accompaniment and creative integration with existing facilities. He is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Bram's research, implementation, and writing focuses on anti-racist strategies to address hospital admission inequities, community health worker impact, and settler colonial determinants of health. Before the start of his medical career, he pursued LGBT-rights activism, which informs his health approach at the bedside and in advocacy. Bram is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity and leads Partners In Health’s technical support to more than 15 departments of health at city, county, and state levels, assisting the development of testing, contact tracing, and vaccination systems to make Covid-19 responses more comprehensive and equitable.