Oni Blackstock
Published March 18, 2022

Dr. Oni Blackstock is the founder and executive director of Health Justice, a health equity consultancy firm that works with health-related organizations on centering anti-racism in medical work. She is a primary care and HIV physician and serves as an attending physician at Harlem Hospital Center in New York.

She previously served as assistant commissioner at the New York City Health Department, where she led the city’s response to the HIV epidemic. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor of medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, where she conducted research to develop and test interventions to promote HIV prevention and treatment. 

Blackstock approaches health equity from her lived experiences at the intersection of several marginalized identities. Within the health care and public health arenas, she has established several racial equity initiatives, including the first bureau-based racial equity program at the NYC Health Department.

Her work has been cited and featured in Democracy Now! as well as The Washington Post and other publications.

She has a bachelor’s in computer science from Harvard University, a master’s of science from Yale University School of Medicine and a doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School.

A Black woman wearing a pink shirt stands before a pastel colored building.

Courtesy of Oni Blackstock

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Healthy equity, primary care and HIV, HIV prevention and treatment, LGBTQIA+ health, anti-racism in health 

Location: New York, N.Y.

 Email form: https://www.healthjustice.co/contact/

Twitter: @oni_blackstock

Heard on Medical Humanities: “Health Justice with Dr. Oni Blackstock”

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