New Policy Advisory Committee Members
Biree Andemariam, MD Hematology Oncologist Associate Professor University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Dr. Biree Andemariam is a hematology oncologist and Jackie Robinson Foundation alumna who serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Having earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, Dr. Andemariam received her Doctor of Medicine degree with research honors from Tufts University School of Medicine. As the world grapples with the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Andemariam creates vital access to medical care as the former Chief Medical Officer and current Vice-Chair for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Tackling an often-painful disease that affects the shape of blood cells making it difficult to provide blood flow to the body, the Boston native has long advocated for populations who frequently suffer in silence.
Lauren Vo, MS, APRN, AGPCNP-BC Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Lauren Vo is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and holds a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Vo has experience in both primary care and geriatrics as well as practice-based research and quality improvement focusing on various aspects of effective patient-provider communication. She currently practices with Hartford Healthcare Medical Group in Avon, Connecticut. She enjoys precepting and mentoring nurse practitioner students from the University of Connecticut and the University of Saint Joseph.