In other words, the kind of family Donald Trump and his fans are inclined to discriminate against.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the pediatric residency director at Hurley Children’s Medical Center, studied environmental health as an undergrad at University of Michigan and has a master’s degree in public health. (Her husband Elliot is also a pediatrician who works with Henry Ford Health System and the Children’s Health Fund to provide school-based and mobile pediatric care to Detroit’s underserved children.)
Her enterprising role in the Flint water crisis may have saved the lives of thousands of children. She’s exactly the kind of person that immigrant families so often give our nation:
- 2015 recipient of the William B Weil Jr MD Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- Faculty inductee of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine
To us, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a shining example of what it means to be an American, but not to the bigoted mindset of Trump and his many supporters.