Lara Jirmanus, MD
Dr. Lara Jirmanus is a family physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Fellow at the FXB Center at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. In February 2017, she founded the Health and Law Immigrant Solidarity Network, a group of healthcare and legal professionals and community organizations supporting immigrants in Eastern Massachusetts. Jirmanus has been involved in grassroots organizing, advocacy and research for many years, addressing worker and immigrant rights in the US, infectious diseases in Brazil and the impacts of conflict and displacement in the Middle East. Her current research focuses on the impact of immigration enforcement on immigrant health in the Massachusetts, and the health of Syrian refugees and host populations in Lebanon.
After graduating from University of Massachusetts Medical School, she completed family medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center, a fellowship in Global Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an MPH at HSPH. Dr. Jirmanus served as chief resident in Family Medicine at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. She taught a global health and social medicine course at AUB Medical School and an interdisciplinary seminar on the Syrian refugee crisis at Harvard University.