Board Members

"I believe the single payer system is the logical and only option in ensuring equitable and quality health care for all. I believe the current system fails to address the impact of social determinants of health, disproportionately affecting millions of Americans. As a pharmacist, I have fought with insurers forcing a mental health patient to be locked in a pharmacy 2 hours away from his home, leading to re-hospitalizations, high costs, and an inefficient use of tax dollars. I have spent hours working with physicians and insurers to get a guideline recommended CHF medication approved. I have worked with physicians to use 340B pricing for older adults experiencing high costs during their "donut hole". I have fought against private insurers who force patients to use mail order yet when delayed would rather have an HIV patient have increased viral loads rather than cover the medication at a local pharmacy. The current system fails our most vulnerable patients, our providers, and our pharmacists. The single payer system is the logical and only option in ensuring equitable and quality health care for all"

Mamta Karani, PharmD, BCPS, MPH

Mamta Karani, PharmD, BCPS, MPH is a public health clinician who has dedicated her life to understanding the complexities of the US health system, identifying barriers that disproportionately affect the underserved or vulnerable populations, and developing systematic solutions that improve the access, cost, and/or delivery of care for all. She completed her PharmD at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2012, followed by an acute care residency at University of Maryland Medical Center, a HRSA grant funded ambulatory care faculty position with the FOCUS-Wellness Center in Newark, NJ, and finally a two year research ORISE fellowship with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

Currently she serves as a transitions of care clinical pharmacist at New York Presbyterian - Brooklyn Methodist Hospital full-time, staffs as an inpatient pharmacist at Hackensack Meridian Health per diem, and works as a community pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy per diem. She also has the privilege of teaching "Care of Diverse Populations" course to first year pharmacy students the Notre Dame of Maryland University, School of Pharmacy. Through these roles, she tries to identify social determinants of health (SDOH) that contribute to health inequities and collaborate with health care partners to find sustainable solutions to tackle any disparities. She serves as a liaison between her patients and the health care world in an effort to identify strategies to improve patient care.

Dr. Mamta Karani is a proponent for single-payer system. She is one of the co-founders of Pharmacists for Single Payer and a board member. In her free time she plays volleyball, organizes game nights, enjoys dancing, cooking, and being a social butterfly. She also loves travelling and the watching movies with her husband (the future attorney at law).