Sana is a nurse, author, and public health advocate. A Reed graduate with a degree focused in neuroscience and the humanities, her early research explores the neural underpinnings of addiction, with current work extending to social determinants of health and modes of systemic oppression within the U.S. healthcare system. She practices at Unity Center, and continues to work with adolescent, geriatric, refugee, homeless and LGBTQ populations across various settings. Concentrations include trauma-informed care, dual-diagnosis, and women’s health. She was a featured speaker at TEDx Harvard in fall 2016, and is the founder of Nightingale: a magazine of story, art, and activism for health equity. Her first book HOW TO BE A PATIENT (HarperCollins) comes out Winter 2019. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her red dog, Bourbon.