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
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.