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Leyla Mei
Writer and medical historian

Leyla Mei is a writer and medical historian in New York City. She has a PhD in American history from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at NYU, Columbia University and CUNY. She writes on topics of disease, risk and race.

Written by Leyla Mei