Sneha Mantri

MD, MS Duke University School of Medicine

Sneha Mantri, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of Medical Humanities at Duke University, where she leads interprofessional programming in narrative medicine, arts, and well-being across the health system. Her academic interests include the imaginative and moral formation of health professional learners as they prepare to care for a diverse patient population.

In 2020–2021, Dr. Mantri initiated the Moral Movements in Medicine interprofessional elective for pre-clinical learners at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, which has grown into a four-year longitudinal track for medical students interested in health humanities and ethics as a force for health justice. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Mantri proposes to expand this longitudinal track to include clinical-phase learners in advance practice nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and the physician assistant program, with an explicit focus on social justice and community-engaged practice. Drawing on collaborative resources across the professions, the project would give students the theoretical and practical skills needed to thrive in the modern healthcare environment.

Dr. Mantri will be mentored by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine & Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and by Jeffrey P. Baker, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and the Practice of History and Director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.