CHANA SACKS, MD, MPH

Co-Director, MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chana A. Sacks, MD, MPH is a general internist in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Co-Director of the MGH Center for Gun Violence Prevention. Dr. Sacks attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at MGH. She completed a research fellowship focused on pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital while completing her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. Since joining the faculty in the DGIM, Dr. Sacks has focused her health policy work on developing and implementing a public health approach to addressing gun violence in Boston and across the country. Dr. Sacks’ research focuses on the prevention of firearm-related injuries and suicide prevention, particularly among older adults. She is also the executive editor of NEJM Evidence.