Dr. John Purakal is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Duke University. His research focuses on social determinants of health, health disparities and their effects on cardiovascular disease. He is the founder of www.socialempact.com, an educational platform for all-things related to Social Emergency Medicine. Dr. Purakal also works with students and residents to create impactful initiatives in their local communities to improve access to care and promote health equity. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, photography and hiking.