Medicine


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Elle Lett is a Black, transgender woman; a statistician-epidemiologist; and a physician-in training at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. She applies the theories and principles of Black Feminism to understanding the health impacts of systemic racism, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination on oppressed groups in the United States.

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Added 03/18/22 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

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

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Dr. Navaratnam (Theeb) Partheeban is a clinical veterinarian at Westpoint Farm Vets in Chelmsford, U.K., and the co-founder of the British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society (BVEDS).

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Dr. Adewole “Ade” Adamson is a dermatologist, a professor at the University of Texas, Austin. He cares for patients at high risk for skin cancer or who have atypical moles. He also studies access to healthcare, especially to dermatology and skin cancer treatment.

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Added 01/21/22 | Location: North Dakota | Subjects: , ,

Dr. Donald Warne serves as the associate dean of diversity equity and inclusion and director of the department of Indigenous health at the University of North Dakota. He leads the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and masters in public health program as well as one of the world’s first doctoral programs in Indigenous health.

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Dr. Jorge O. Moreno is an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and an internist. During the pandemic he has worked to increase vaccination among people with diabetes and obesity-related conditions, and creates informational videos in Spanish that discuss COVID-19 vaccines.

Added 09/16/21 | Location: Iowa | Subjects:

Aliasger Salem is the Bighley Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He researches the design of novel drugs and gene delivery systems to target specific diseases and parts of the body, decrease side effects and increase efficacy.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: , ,

Tonia Poteat is an associate professor of social medicine, core faculty in the Center for Health Equity Research and a clinical provider certified in HIV medicine and gender-affirming medical care.

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The source database below contains experts from racially or ethnically underrepresented backgrounds who can provide context and insight on the COVID-19 crisis.

Updated 01/05/22 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: ,

Crystal Burwell is a mental health counselor who specializes in treating young people suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. She is director of outpatient services at the Newport Academy, a youth mental health clinic in Atlanta.

Updated 12/08/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects:

Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi is a clinical associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Florida and the director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UFHealth.

Updated 09/24/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Dr. Stephen Lockhart is the chairman of the nonprofit Parks California, which supports the state’s parks.

Updated 05/17/20 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Dean Seneca is CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions, a consulting agency that provides tribal nations and other clients with assistance in economic and community development.

Added 03/30/20 | Location: Michigan | Subjects:

Dr. Lona Mody is a professor of internal medicine, geriatrics and epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Her research lab studies antibiotic-resistant pathogens and develops measures to prevent their spread. With a research focus on the aging population, Mody has studied interventions to prevent infections and reduce transmission of drug-resistant pathogens in high-risk populations.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: South Carolina | Subjects: ,

Dr. Krutika Kuppalli is a medical officer with the World Health Organization in emerging diseases and zoonoses unit supporting COVID-19 health operations. She works with technical and clinical teams to help develop tools and guidance on treating COVID-19 patients.

Added 01/25/19 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Miesha Marzell is an assistant professor of public health at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York system.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Regina Shih is the director of the Social and Behavioral Policy Program and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: ,

Jay Shendure is a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects:

Imelda Reyes is a clinical assistant professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and a pediatric nurse practitioner with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Bindu Kalesan is an assistant professor of medicine and director of the Center for Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the Boston University School

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Dr. Martha Gulati is a professor of medicine and division chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: North Carolina | Subjects: ,

Darin Padua is a professor and the chair of the Exercise and Sport Science department and associate director of the Motion Science Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Maryland | Subjects:

Dr. Nora Volkow is an expert in drug abuse and addiction. She is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Esmeralda Casas-Silva is a scientific program manager at the National Cancer Institute, where she leads the Cancer Moonshot Biobank project.

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Updated 10/01/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Dr. Georges Benjamin is the executive director of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on infectious diseases and administrative leadership in health systems.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects: ,

Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello is a research professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: Florida | Subjects:

Dr. Henri R. Ford is a pediatric surgeon and dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

Added 08/06/15 | Location: Minnesota | Subjects:

Purna C. Kashyap is an assistant professor of medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic.

Updated 04/20/21 | Location: Virginia | Subjects: ,

Pearl Chiu is an associate professor at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the department of psychology and the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Virginia Tech University.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Dr. Wendy Chung is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University.

Updated 03/04/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects: ,

Dr. Ximena Lopez is a pediatric endocrinologist who sees patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. As medical director and founder of the GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program at Children’s Medical Center, her primary focus is the care of youth with gender dysphoria.

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Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is a neurosurgeon at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: Michigan | Subjects: ,

Trachette L. Jackson is professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan.

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects:

Oncologist and epidemiologist Dr. Otis W. Brawley is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he focuses on developing cancer screening strategies and ensuring their effectiveness.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Georgia | Subjects: ,

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice is the first woman to lead a freestanding medical school.

Updated 04/11/21 | Location: Illinois | Subjects:

Dr. June McKoy is an associate professor of medicine, medical education and preventive medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Updated 12/15/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Dr. Kavita Patel is a nonresident fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and a primary care physician.

Updated 04/21/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Carl Hart is the Ziff Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and an expert on substance abuse and addiction.

Updated 04/22/21 | Location: Nevada | Subjects: ,

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

Updated 09/10/21 | Location: Arizona | Subjects:

Roberta Diaz Brinton is the director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and a Regents professor of pharmacology and neurology

Updated 04/09/21 | Location: California | Subjects:

Janet Tomiyama is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the DiSH (Dieting, Stress and Health) Lab.

Updated 04/06/21 | Location: New Jersey | Subjects: ,

Dwayne Proctor is the senior adviser to the president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which works to improve health and healthcare.

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Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020.