about

Sana Goldberg 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 development and addiction, and current work extends to social determinants of health and systemic oppression in the U.S. healthcare system. She practices as a psychiatric emergency RN at Unity, working with with adolescent, geriatric, refugee, homeless and LGBTQ populations in 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 debut book HOW TO BE A PATIENT (HarperCollins) comes out Winter 2019. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her red dog, Bourbon.Sana_Goldberg (2)