Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Institutional Racism: How We Can Help Our Patients (and Ourselves) to Cope

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 08, 2016

12:15 PM: Cherkasky Auditorium

Speaker & Info

Aletha Maybank, MD
Deputy Commissioner, Founding Director, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Health Equity

Dr. Maybank is a highly proficient physician with demonstrated excellence in public health, health communications/media, preventive medicine, and leadership. Her principal strengths are in the areas of partnership/relationship building and community-based participatory methods necessary in developing effective engagement strategies, communication points and social marketing strategies to improve the health of various communities. Her expertise are in preventive medicine, food and fitness, maternal and child health, community health, and health inequities.

Currently Dr. Maybank is a Deputy Commissioner in the NYC Dept of Health and founding Director of the Center for Health Equity. She serves as Vice President of the Empire State Medical Association, the NYS affiliate of the National Medical Association. She has served as a medical contributor on on the MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show, Disney Jr.'s DocMcStuffins, Good Morning America, WABC Here and Now, ARISE News, BET-106 & Park, HuffPost Live, FOX 5 Good Day Street Talk, Ebony.com, and Our World with Black Enterprise to name a few. She has participated on several film projects: The Deadliest Disease in America by Crystal Emery, Soul Food Junkies by Byron Hurt, The Tale of Timmy Two Chins by Luis Hernandez, and Present and Unaccounted for: Black Women in Medicine. She has also been recognized with various awards from organizations such as The Network Journal 40 Under 40, NV Magazine's Movers and Shakers 2010, the National Coalition of 100 Black Men, EMG Communications, and the Hip Hop Loves Foundation.

Dr. Maybank has served on two medical mission trips to Haiti in 2010 to assist in the post-earthquake relief efforts.

Host: General Internal Medicine

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