Daniel Salahuddin moved to Pittsburgh, PA from his home state of Florida to pursue residency training in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He grew up in Bradenton, FL, completed his undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University, outside of Tampa, and completed both his medical and public health degrees at the University of Miami. He is currently in his third year of residency training and has been involved with various initiatives aimed at addressing health disparities in addition to promoting diversity and inclusion within medicine. He is driven by the pervasive inequity in our country and would like to dedicate his career to addressing the societal structures and systems that further perpetuate these inequities.
Salahuddin has a specific interest in addressing trauma, chronic stress, and Adverse Childhood Experiences as a means to improve overall health outcomes. His work in this area has focused on developing a framework for trauma-informed care in the primary care setting. He intends to continue building on this work by exploring ways to best meet patient and community needs outside of the more traditional medical context. Given the increased need for community engagement within his residency program, Salahuddin founded the Community Health Committee, a group whose goal is to provide a platform for residents, faculty, and staff alike to engage in all aspects of advocacy ranging from grassroots community engagement to health policy. Within the scope of Diversity and Inclusion work, Salahuddin co-founded the Coalition for Residents and Fellows of Color (C-ROC), a group whose mission is to positively influence the training environment and to increase recruitment and engagement of all residents and fellows of color at UPMC.