Frederick Nagel

BA (with Great Distinction), McGill University. MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Residency in Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center (Chief Resident). Residency in Public Health/Preventive Medicine, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Currently an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Chief of Emergency Services at New York City Health + Hospitals/ North Central Bronx. Directs the social emergency medicine residency track and teaches doctoring at the medical school. Areas of interest are health equity and social justice, with special attention to issues of urbanism, LGBT health, and harm reduction. SLC, 2016–

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MA Health Advocacy

Physiology and Disease


This course provides first-time physiology students with an introductory survey of the major areas of human physiology. Students will learn about the major systems of the human body; the normal physiology and representative disease states will be examined to highlight what can go wrong. Students will explore the range of causes of disease and infirmity, as well as the barriers to an individual’s ability to regain health. Students will gain an understanding of how the social determinants of health, the environment, and other factors affect acute and chronic illness.