While COVID-19 has infected more than 4 million people in the United States of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, the disease has disproportionately harmed Black and Latino people, shining a spotlight on longstanding health inequities and racial disparities among these populations. Leading Weill Cornell Medicine experts discuss these critical challenges and explore opportunities for healing and meaningful change.
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Life
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Dr. Howell specializes in pediatric critical care. Her present research centers around simulation education and its application to pediatric post graduate education. In her role as assistant dean for diversity and student life, she is committed to identifying and alleviating racial disparities in healthcare.
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief, Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
Dr. Ibrahim is a physician-scientist who investigates why health outcomes vary among demographic groups. As senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, Dr. Ibrahim leads efforts to unify diversity initiatives and foster a stronger culture of equity and belonging throughout Weill Cornell Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine
Chief of Pediatrics, GHESKIO, Haiti
Dr. Rouzier, a native of Haiti, focuses on improving health outcomes among women, children and adolescents living with HIV in Haiti and other resource-limited settings.
Director, Cornell Center for Health Equity
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Dr. Safford (MD ’86) is a clinician-investigator known for her patient-centered research on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and their disproportionate impact on people of color. She has recently published research that suggests obesity as a risk factor for COVID-19.
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