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Dr. Rija Siddiqui

Pediatric resident physician

Rija Siddiqui is a pediatric resident physician in Dallas, with interests in community activism and healthcare advocacy. She intends to pursue a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine and continue to work towards empowering families through voting.

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A pediatrician’s take: Empowering patients’ healthcare outcomes through voting

If parents perceive that voting can impact their children’s healthcare, they may be more likely to register, and furthermore, to vote. Maintaining voter engagement is also crucial; almost one in five registered voters in my study were unaware of how to find information on upcoming elections. Healthcare professionals in pediatric clinics can provide this information to families.