Health outcomes in this country continue to be sub-optimal between Americans and compared to other developed countries. Join us as we speak with Health Equity Experts & Leaders to discuss innovative approaches to narrow the gap and improve the quality of life for all.
Host: Mary E Fleming
Producers: Mary E Fleming, Amon Rodgers
Editor: Lenieka Portis
In this episode, we are joined by Elana Kieffer, MBA, Acting Director, Center for Healthy Aging at the New York Academy of Medicine. Ms. Kieffer shares with us her inspiration and journey to working with older adults. We discuss the challenges and opportunities specific to our aging population, innovative strategies to connect the population to services, and how to give voice to their evolving needs.
In this episode, we are joined by Chuck Perkins, a New Orleans native, entrepreneur, and author. Before matriculating to the Xavier University of Louisiana, he spent 3 years in the Marine Corp. Mr. Perkins shares with us his coming of age journey in New Orleans, his decision to join the military, and impetus to start his own business. We discuss the current infrastructure in New Orleans, its possibilities, and its vulnerability to gentrification.
On this episode, we are joined by Greg Ewing, JD, MPH, Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs/Chief Compliance Officer at Trillium Health in Rochester, NY.
Mr. Ewing shares with us his evolution from music to law and his decision to pursue public health. We explore his personal experiences with racism and why racism is a public health issue, ,delving into the complexities of education, employment, and advancement.
In this episode, we are joined by Esteban Gershanik, MD, MPH, MMSc, who is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical Informatics. He currently toggles between Boston, MA, and New Orleans, LA in both clinical and non-clinical capacities.
Dr. Gershanik broadened his medical and public health training to include informatics to better understand how we obtain and use data in the healthcare field to understand our patients and improve outcomes. He reminds us that if equity is not considered at the onset, it will not be a part of the results.
In this episode we are joined by Eric Peters, PharmD, and owner of Lagniappe Pharmacy in Louisiana.
Dr. Peters is a New Orleans native and started his pharmacy journey at Xavier University of Louisiana. Grounded in faith and mission, he expanded his career to serve a larger community in Southern Louisiana and now has 9 stores in the area. His stores have been instrumental in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in underserved communities.
In this episode, we are joined by Gloria Richard Davis, MD, who is a tenured professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division Director for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility & Executive Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dr. Richard Davis’ career encompasses clinical, academic and administrative roles across the southwest from Louisiana to Tennessee to Arkansas. She speaks with us about disparities in fibroid management, infertility treatments, maintaining the pipeline and community engagement.
In this episode, we are joined by Jabbar Bennett, Ph.D., Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer at Michigan State University.
Dr. Bennett started his career at Harvard in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnerships and has since held leadership positions at Brown and Northwestern where he has improved access to the pathway into biomedical sciences and clinical healthcare. In his new role, he looks forward to addressing health equity and increasing & improving community partnerships in East Lansing, MI.
In this episode, we are joined by Kameron Matthews, MD, JD who currently serves as Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
As a family physician and lawyer, she is uniquely trained to understand policies that affect our vulnerable populations, one of them being the veterans of this country. She speaks with us about her journey to medicine and law, as well as the various opportunities to be a change-maker in the VHA.
In this episode, we are joined by Martha Carvour, MD, Ph.D. a practicing Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease physician, epidemiologist, and researcher at the University of Iowa in Iowa, City.
As a population health specialist, she speaks with us about the challenges to health care in rural America, the importance of access to care, the science behind the Covid-19 vaccine and her hopes for the future.
In this episode, we are joined by Michelle DaCosta, MD, MBA a practicing pediatric and adult anesthesiologist and health equity advocate who participated in the recent Moderna Clinical Trial for the Covid-19 vaccine.
As a physician, she is astutely aware of the challenges of Covid-19 for vulnerable populations in this country. She discusses why she decided to participate in the trial, the importance of diversity in clinical trial research and why she encourages us all to receive the vaccine.
In this episode, we are joined by Kimberly Novod, an educator, advocate, doula and the founder of Saul’s Light Foundation. This Foundation provides comfort and support to those families with infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to those who have experienced infant loss.
As a mother, Ms. Novod knows personally what it is like to navigate the clinical and personal experience of delivering an infant prematurely. She discusses her journey, how Saul’s Light works with families and the importance of gratitude and grief.
In this episode, we are joined by Kimberly Cauley Narain, an internal medicine physician and health services researcher in Los Angeles, CA. A California native, Dr. Cauley Narain completed her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She attended UC San Francisco for her residency training before moving to Boston for the California Endowment Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. She returned to California to matriculate into Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar program before completing her PhD in 2016.
As a mother, Dr. Cauley Narain struggled to have the conversation with her young daughter about the significance of the death of George Floyd and reconciling the significance of the civil rights movement in 2020. This prompted her new book, The Cycle of a Dream, A Kid’s Introduction to Structural Racism in America.
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Keith Perkins , a pediatrician and internal medicine doctor in Selmer, TN. A St. Louis native, he completed his undergraduate degree at DuPaul in Chicago, his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, and his residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center- Memphis.
Dr. Perkins loves the doctor patient relationship and being able to interact with both children and adults. His love of primary care led him to rural Tennessee where he can interact with the community inside and outside of the office.
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Arnold Henry, family medicine and sports medicine physician in Indianapolis, IN. A Baltimore native, he completed his undergraduate degree at Morgan State University, his medical degree at Meharry Medical College. He finished his training in Sports Medicine in Indianapolis and has continued to make it his home. Dr. Henry loves family medicine because he is able to interact with the whole family, and sports medicine comes naturally to him because he’s always been an athlete. By combining his two specialties, he is able to help his patients create balance between the physical and mental aspects of normal, daily life.
In this episode, we are joined by Uchenna Umeh, MD, affectionately known as Dr. Lulu, a pediatrician, medical director, and CEO of Dr. Lulu’s Youth Health Center in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Ahmadu Bello University Hospital for medical school in Nigeria and obtained her pediatric residency training at Howard University Hospital Washington D.C.
In addition to running her own practice, she is a mother of three boys and recently completed a four-year stint in the Air Force as Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Umeh journals her own struggles with intimate partner violence, underscores the complexities of suicide and the unique factors in the pediatric populations and challenges us to be supportive of those in need of help and to be kind to ourselves when the stakes are high.
In this episode, we are joined by Donald Warne, MD, MPH, family medicine physician, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as the Director of the Indians into Medicine and Master of Public Health Programs. In addition, Dr. Warne is a professor of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota. He received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, his medical degree from Stanford, and completed his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon.
Dr. Warne discusses how early policy decisions in this country have affected the health outcomes of indigenous populations, the lack of representation of Native Americans in Medicine, and unique training opportunities at the University of Dakota.
On this episode, we are joined by Autumn Glover, MCRP, MPA, Government Affairs and Community
Relations Consultant in the office of Government Affairs at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State
University. She received her BA, Master of City and Regional Planning, and MPA from The Ohio State
University. Ms. Glover is an urban planner passionate about the intersection of race, place, and health. Her work
seeks to build healthy communities. She speaks to us today about her journey to urban planning, how
your zip code affects your health, and opportunities to elevate our communities.
In this episode, we are joined by Andre Williams, Founder, and President of Pivotal Wealth Management. Originally from Lexington, KY, Mr. Williams attended Morris Brown College and continues to make Atlanta, Georgia his home. Mr. Williams is committed to educating his clients about their finances and money management. He understands that by helping his clients be less intimidated by the numbers he can work to address the wealth gap, which nearly tripled from $85,000 in 1984 to $236,500 in 2009 between white and black families.
Health Equity and Medical Education
On this episode, we are joined by medical student Angela Zhang, a 4th year medical student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She was midway through a yearlong Fellowship with her school's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, which involves support of minoritized trainees and faculty, and work around anti-racism and health justice. She is the producer and host of the podcast Not Built For Us, a series of audio essays about the ways in which structures and spaces keep medicine inequitable.
On this episode, we are joined by Erin King-Mullins, MD, a practicing colorectal surgeon in Atlanta,GA. She received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, her medical degree from Emory University, her residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, and she completed her fellowship at Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates in Atlanta.
A new mom during the pandemic, Dr. King created CORONA MAMAS, a safe space to discuss issues as they relate to the new realities of maternal health, motherhood, covid-19 and racism. https://corona-mamas.com/
In this episode, we are joined by Dionne Mills Sillik, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Gilbert, AZ. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine and her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
In addition to being a wife, mother, and physician, she is an ardent champion for women’s health and health equity. She speaks to us today about her journey to health equity, digesting the current political discourse, and how to have crucial conversations with friends and colleagues.
On this episode, we are joined by Paula Magee, MD, MPH, a pediatrician and now pediatric ICU fellow in Chicago, IL. Dr. Magee is originally from North Carolina, completed her bachelors degree at Winston Salem University before moving to Atlanta for medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Children’s National in Washington, DC then matriculated to the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy in Boston.
She is committed to serving the clinically underserved, mentoring students interested in medicine and consulting with health systems to improve community resources and integration. She speaks to us today about her journey to pediatrics and critical care, and the importance of caring for the most vulnerable populations.
On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Makini Chisolm-Straker, MPH, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Queens. A native New Yorker, she holds a Bachelor's degree from Brown University in Religious Studies; her MD degree is also from Brown University. She completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center. She also completed an International Emergency Medicine fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. During her fellowship she earned a Masters in Public Health with a certificate in Public Health and Humanitarian Aid from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
She is the co-founder of HEAL Trafficking, Inc (www.HEALtrafficking.org), an international network of professionals combating trafficking. She speaks to us about her journey to anti-trafficking work, how we define human trafficking and how we can recognize and eradicate coercion and oppression.
On this episode, we are joined by Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School (HMS). In addition to creating the fellowship program whose alumni compose Reede Scholars, Dr. Reede has created and developed more than 20 programs at HMS that aim to address pipeline and leadership issues for minorities and women who are interested in careers in medicine, academic and scientific research, and the healthcare professions.
Dr. Reede holds appointments of Professor of Medicine at HMS, Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and Assistant in Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. She speaks with us about her journey to health equity, the evolution of the health equity conversation over the past 25 years and shares words of wisdom for those of us working in, or interested in working in, the health equity space.
See Dr. Reede’s full bio here: https://hms.harvard.edu/faculty-staff/joan-y-reede
On this episode, we are joined by Nwando Olayiwola, a family physician and public health professional, Chair and Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In addition, she is a health services researcher whose research interests are in applications of technology to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations, health systems reform, practice transformation, health information technology, primary care redesign, social determinants of health, health disparities and equity, primary care-social care partnerships, physician burnout, patient satisfaction and experience, maternal-child health, and minority, refugee and immigrant health.
She speaks with us about what sparked her interest in technology, working in global health, which prompted her return to her alma mater and the challenges & triumphs of leadership during a pandemic. https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/departments/family-medicine/team/faculty/j-nwando-olayiwola-md-mph-faafp
On this episode, we are joined by Christina Rosenthal, DDS, MPH, owner and CEO of Paradigm Dental Center in Memphis, TN, and founder of the 516 Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that seeks to address the needs of the world community through the principle of servitude. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and her dental degree from the University of TN College of Dentistry.
She speaks to us about overcoming the odds, becoming a wife, mother and entrepreneur and her motivation to write a children’s book.
In this episode we are joined by Reede Scholar Mallory Williams, MD, MPH, trauma surgeon, professor, health equity advocate, and Colonel in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps.
He continues the conversation with us about the current climate of protest in response to the recent fatalities at the hands of the police, the policies that influence our justice system, the laws that limit persecution of officers, and the potential for change in the midst of chaos.
On this episode, we are joined by Candrice Heath, MD, a triple board certified dermatologist currently
practicing in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to being a physician, Dr. Heath is a clinical researcher,
nationally recognized author, speaker and entrepreneur, recently starting her own beauty line, My
She shares her journey to her dream and perseverance to becoming a dermatologist, working on the
front-lines during the COVID 19 pandemic and how to build an inclusive practice.
On this episode, we are joined by Kimberly Mulligan-Guy, PhD, Assistant Dean of the office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity at Auburn University in Alabama. She received her Master Degree in Chemistry from Florida A&M University and her PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
She speaks to us about how strong mentorship can shape your trajectory, the importance of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in a predominantly white institution (PWI) and how to effectively communicate with leadership about the needs of underrepresented populations.
On this episode, we are joined by Christiane Buggs, a Nashville native and current representative for the District 5 School Board in Nashville, TN. She holds both a Master Degree in Curriculum from Tennessee State University and a Master Degree in Instruction and Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools from Vanderbilt University.
She describes herself as an educator serving urban young people in different capacities by advocating for them politically, supporting them socially and pushing them to excel academically.
On this episode, we are joined by Camille Burge, PhD, tenured Associate Professor in the department of Political Science at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA.
She shares her insights on the protests of Black Americans in America, how emotions tied to one’s racial group identity shapes public opinion and her prediction for the 2020 election cycle.
On this episode, we are joined by Joshua Liu, MD, co- founder and CEO of SeamlessMD.
As a self-described physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Liu discusses his journey into Digital Technology, being part of a start-up and the importance of including quality measures in the electronic medical record.
On this episode, we are joined by Alyson Humphrey, Louisville, KY native, Nutritionist and Public Health Accreditation Board Coordinator for the Louisville Metro Government.
She responds to the local response to COVID-19 in KY, the local climate due the ongoing protests of Breonna Taylor’s death at the hands of the police and gives us a directive for self-care and healing in these uncertain times.
On this episode, we are joined by Christy Pruitt-Haynes, President of Christy Pruitt-Haynes Consulting
and Founder & Chief Truth Teller of Our Truths.
She speaks with us about the importance of diversity in the workplace, how to equip and empower
yourself to obtain leadership positions and how to create opportunities for yourself as an entrepreneur.
In this episode, we are joined by Darrell Gray, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
He speaks to us about the evolving discussion of health disparities, racism and opportunity as we start on the road to recovery from COVID-19.
On this episode we are joined by Reede Scholar Mallory Williams, MD, MPH, trauma surgeon, professor, health equity advocate and Colonel in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps.
He speaks to us about the current climate of protest in response to the recent fatalities at the hands of the police,the policies that influence our justice system, the laws that limit persecution of officers and the potential for change in the midst of chaos.
Special Series Episode 12: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Anne Newland
On this episode, we are joined by Anne Newland, MD, MPH. Dr. Newland trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is currently the CEO for North Country Healthcare in Flagstaff, AZ. She has extensive experience working with Native Americans and the Indian Health Services, spending 8 years working in the Navajo Indian Area Services in Kayenta, AZ.
She speaks with us about leadership in the face of Covid-19, Arizona’s burden of disease, the unique challenges to living on a reservation and her work to prevent the spread on COVID 19 among the local homeless population.
Part 3 of 3 part series discussing innovations and challenges of Digital Health and Health Equity
On this episode, we are joined by Keila Lopez, MD, MPH. Dr. Lopez is currently a practicing Pediatric Cardiologist in Houston, TX. She specializes in working with teenagers born with congenital heart anomalies and the chronic issues they face when transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.
She speaks with us about incorporating technology in the care of patients with chronic disease, the evolution of the electronic health record, barriers related to Covid-19 & the undocumented populations in the United States and Houston’s initiatives to improve health equity.
Part 2 of 3 part series discussing innovations and challenges of Digital Health and Health Equity
On this episode, we are joined by Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA. Dr. Robinson recently joined the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL as the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Innovation Officer. Prior to this position he spent almost 12 years at ChristianaCare in Wilmington, DE, lastly in the role of Chief Transformation Officer and Senior Vice President of Consumerism.
He speaks with us about his new position, the sabbatical which led to his transition into the digital health space and the challenges and opportunities of digital health innovation to improve value and increase equity in healthcare.
Let’s Talk Digital Health and Health Equity with Wilson Wang
Part 1 of 3 part series discussing innovations and challenges of Digital Health and Health Equity
On this episode, we are joined by Wilson Wang, MD, MPH, MPA, who currently practices as a pediatrician in New York City and has extensive global health experience in Rwanda and Liberia. In 2018, Dr. Wang founded Walking Doctors, a cloud-based electronic health system that works to transform healthcare quality by decreasing medical errors in low and middle income countries.
He speaks with us about life in New York City, how he started in the technology space and how electronic medical records can improve, and not hinder, the physician-patient relationship.
Special Series Episode 11: COVID-19 and Health Equity with the Darkos
On this episode, we are joined by Drs. Renee and Nii Darko. Renee Darko, DO, MBA, trained as an OB/GYN and works as a locums physician in addition to being the Founder and CEO of Pre-med Strategies, where she mentors and coaches students interested in medicine. Nii Darko, DO, MBA, trained as a trauma surgeon, works as a locums physician and hosts a very popular podcast, DOCS OUTSIDE THE BOX. The podcast, geared toward physicians, highlights stories of doctors doing extraordinary things outside of medicine to inspire other doctors to think outside the box. Together, they operate a Locums Tenens company, Equal Access Health, parent two adorable boys and empower their communities by giving voices to the often unheard. They remain passionate about maintaining the pipeline and committed to improving health equity.
They share with us their personal experience with COVID 19, balancing work, childcare and health during this pandemic. They describe negotiating the healthcare system as patients and recovering with two small children in the house. This episode, you won't want to miss!
.Special Series Episode 10: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Phillip Murray
On this episode, we are joined by Phillip Murray, MD, MPH. Dr. Murray works as a Psychiatrist in Charlotte, NC as a part of a large healthcare system.
He speaks to us about how COVID 19 has affected his practice, telehealth, maintaining a connection with vulnerable populations and examining our mental health needs during a pandemic.
Special Series Episode 9: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Mary E Fleming
On this episode, your host discusses her personal & professional experience with COVID-19 as a locums physician and frequent traveler.
Special Series Episode 8: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Kimberly Chang
On this episode, we are joined by Kimberly Chang, MD, MPH. Dr. Chang currently works as a Family Physician and Human Trafficking & Healthcare Policy Fellow in Asian Health Services in Oakland, CA.
She speaks with us about COVID 19 preparation in California as early as January, the importance of community health centers for vulnerable populations and what to do if you are worried about human trafficking or intimate partner violence in your community.
Special Series Episode 7: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Renaisa Anthony
On this episode, we are joined Renaisa Anthony, MD, MPH. Dr. Anthony, with her clinical expertise in women’s health, academic and policy experience, she is now actively bridging the gap between physician and technology as founder of MOMentum Park.
She speaks with us about the impetus behind her transition, her upcoming projects and how technology can be instrumental in increasing access, empowering mothers and improving health equity.
Special Series Episode 6: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Kinika Young
On this episode, we are joined by Kinika Young, JD. Ms. Young currently works as the Senior Director of Health Policy and Advocacy at the Tennessee Justice Center. Here, her experience with corporate law meets her passion for social justice as she works to improve the health of the most vulnerable Tennesseans.
She speaks to us about her decision to transition from partner at a large law firm to advocacy work at a non-profit, health disparities related to COVID-19 and medicaid expansion as a vehicle to increase access and improve outcomes.
Special Series Episode 5: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Phillip Woods
On this episode, we are joined by Phillip Woods, DDS, MPH. Dr. Woods currently works for the FDA as a regulatory reviewer for dental devices. His experience ranges from clinical instruction, to providing care for a diverse inmate population at the Federal Medical Center to active service in the U.S Public Health Service.
He speaks to us today about the FDA’s unique position with COVID 19 as it relates to PPE and emergency use authorizations, to his public health service requirements to the health equity issues as they relate to incarcerated persons.
Special Series Episode 4: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Brian Swann
On this episode, we are joined by Brian Swann, DDS, MPH. He currently the Chief of Oral Health and an Instructor at the Cambridge Health Alliance in conjunction with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
He speaks to us about his insights into the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique challenges and opportunities for oral health physicians, dentistry and integration of medical care, now and going forward.
On this episode, we are joined by Deonza Thymes, MD, MPH. She is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician. Though residing in Washington DC, her work currently takes her to North Carolina.
She speaks to us about her experience with COVID-19 both personally and professionally. We discuss how COVID-19 impacts care of patients with other emergency conditions, how the community is interpreting the CDC recommendations and how the travel restrictions are affecting her life.
Special Series Episode 2: COVID-19 and Health Equity with Raymond Portis
On this episode, we are joined by Raymond Portis, II, MD. He is currently a practicing partner with Jackson Pulmonary Associates and the ICU Medical Director for Merit Health Madison and Rankin located in the Greater Metro Jackson, Mississippi area.
He speaks to us about his experience with COVID-19 on the front-line and the unique challenges and opportunities for small towns and the rural south.
COVID 19 Series
Special Series Episode 1: Health Equity and COVID-19 with Monique Nugent
On this episode, we are joined by Reede Scholar, Monique Nugent, MD, MPH. She is currently an Associate Director and Hospitalist at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, MA. She is passionate about delivering high quality of care for all patients especially medically vulnerable populations.
She speaks to us about her experience with COVID-19 both personally and professionally. We discuss the role of the essential worker during this crisis and whether essential has become synonymous with disposable.
Episode 5: Health Equity and Politics
On this episode, we are joined by Reede Scholar Sanjeev Sriram, MD, MPH, a pediatrician, author, speaker and activist from Washington, DC.
We discuss his transformation into “Dr. America,” politics and his stance on Medicare for All.
Episode 4: Health Equity and Gun Violence
On this episode we are joined by Reede Scholar Mallory Williams, MD, MPH, trauma surgeon, professor, health equity advocate and lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps. We discuss gun violence in the United States and how it affects marginalized populations.
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Episode 3: Health Equity and Racism
On this episode, we are joined by Reede Scholar Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, a pediatrician, blogger, speaker and activist from in the Bay Area in California. We discuss how racism impacts the health of all citizens in this country and how the increased amount of data we collect from individuals may change how we interpret health equity.
(Due to recording errors, parts of the interview had to be re-recorded. As you can imagine, most of our episodes are recorded on the road, so we ask for your consideration. )
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On this episode, we are joined by Darrell Gray, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. His interests range from improving colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations to increasing the number of black men in medicine.
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Episode 1: Health Equity and Public Health
On this episode we are joined by Piia Hanson, MPSH, MBA, public health expert and maternal and child health consultant. She joins Reede Scholars to discuss her evolution in the field of health equity, current projects and insight into how we can have the greatest impact in maternal and child Health. She has worked in the public sector, for a non-profit, for the government and currently for herself, negotiating the challenges and victories of influencing population health.