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Mehret Mandefro

President and Producer, Truth Aid


Dr. Mehret Mandefro is a primary care physician, filmmaker and scholar who draws from her background as an anthropologist and public health research to craft textured narratives that explore the social determinants of health. She is the Founder and President of Truth Aid, a media company that specializes in communication about the social determinants of health. Truth Aid co-produced the feature length film DIFRET which recently won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.

Dr. Mandefro received her BA in Anthropology and her MD from Harvard University, and a Masters of Science in the Public Health of Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar. She completed her internal medicine primary care residency at Montefiore Medical Center and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services.