Meet Dr. Emily Senay - Co-Host of dLifeTV
Dr. Emily Senay is a physician, medical and public health educator, broadcast journalist, and author. Currently she serves as director of the Master of Public Health Program and an assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In addition, she anchors CBS Healthwatch on Westwood One Radio with Prevention magazine.
From 1997 to 2008, she was the CBS News medical correspondent for The Early Show, and a contributor to CBS News' Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
Dr. Senay joined CBS News in 1994 as a freelance correspondent for Up to the Minute, where she initiated one of the first continuing women's health series titled "Prescription for Women." Dr. Senay is the 2003 recipient of the Society for Women's Health Research Excellence in Journalism award for her CBS News Sunday Morning piece, "A Dose of Reality: Conflicting Healthcare Information May Be Confusing for Women." Her book, From Boys to Men: A Woman's Guide to the Health of Husbands, Sons, Brothers, and Fathers, was published in April 2004 by Scribner. Dr. Senay is frequently invited to moderate scientific and lay panels and to lecture on a variety of medical topics.
In addition to making house calls for homebound patients in Manhattan through Betances Health Unit, Dr. Senay has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including Riker's Island, New York City's largest jail; the Floating Hospital, a nonprofit health clinic for underserved families, teens and battered women; and HELP, a substance abusetreatment center in East Harlem for patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis.
Dr. Senay was born Nov. 11, 1960, in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Indiana. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983 with a BA in biology. She received her MD in 1988 and completed an MPH and a residency in general preventive medicine in 2006 at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and active in the American Public Health Association. She teaches two courses in the master's program focusing on health promotion & disease prevention and the public health impact of climate change. She is licensed in medicine and surgery in New York. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.
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