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Health Equity/Research Interest
Nutrition and Adolescent Sexuality.
I have been a primary healthcare provider for adolescent and young adults for greater than 20 years. Working primarily with underserved and underrepresented minorities (my preference) I have had an extensive opportunity to address health inequity and disparities. I have developed community programs and collaborated with other agencies and institutions to improve the quality of healthcare for these populations. I hope to broaden my networks and collaborations
Chief of Adolescent Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Area of Expertise (Methods)
Community engagement, program coordination for clinical and community based settings
Area of Expertise (Content)
As an adolescent medicine specialist in the Department of Pediatrics my primary patient population is adolescent and young adults between the ages of 11-21. I have worked with this age group for greater than 20 years. The majority of my patient population comprises underserved and underrepresented minorities. I have developed community based programs to address health inequity and disparities issues such as obesity prevention programs. I am an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and teach students. Currently as a 2019 Faculty Scholar in the Diversity Center of Excellence, I am learning the necessary tools to develop and implement curricula to address health disparities and health equity within my instituiton-NYPBMH..
Area of interest
Community Engagement and Dissemination, Investigator Development/Mentorship, Education
Clinician involved in health equity patient care, Educator involved in diversity or health equity, Community organization interested in collaborative research