Pedro "Joe" Greer
Published September 12, 2013
Updated April 22, 2021

Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer is the founding dean of the Roseman University College of Medicine, a Nevada-based medical school in the planning stages.

Previously, he was a professor of medicine, founding chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society, and associate dean for community engagement at Florida International University. While at FIU, Greer spearheaded the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP), which prepares medical students and other health professions students to address the social determinants of health. He is an advocate for health equity and accessible health care systems.

Greer is a 1993 MacArthur Fellow, and holds a Presidential Medal of Service and a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

Expertise: Public health, underserved communities, medical education, health inequality, health care systems

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.

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Phone: (702) 968-1633


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