Dr. Stella Safo is a Harvard trained board certified HIV primary care physician, and an expert in healthcare delivery modeling. An advocate in the highest sense –  who’s committed to gender and racial equity – she’s a founding member of Equity Now at Mount Sinai where she worked Vote Health and a co-founder of Coalition to Advance Anti-Racism and Medicine. She’s been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo, finance, CBS. In 2020 she was named one of modern healthcare’s top minority clinicians to watch. Her work as CEO and founder of Just Equity for Health is from a space of being in multiple areas of leadership in clinical transformation and healthcare consulting research, and being able to think about ways that we can bring equity into systems and, and create systems change.

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In this episode of the Melanin & Medicine podcast we discuss  where we can start to think about ourselves as change agents and get some lessons around Dr. Safo’s story around seeing what we do really as a push for us to be a change agent — no matter how big or small — and, how we do that is not only dependent on who we are, but also who we allow ourselves to be.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Knowing when your body and soul are telling you what it needs. Finding balance in life, and understanding the dangers of working so hard in an environment that is toxic and abusive
  • How resourcing power and research works decisions are being made at the table of  highest levels — about funds and healthcare innovations will be used — and how often voices of patients practicing clinicians, and the people who have gone to med school are not in the room
  • Our responsibility to make sure that our patients are safe, especially our historically marginalized populations
  • Developing the seed in your head to one day run a health system company and do it in a way where people’s humanity is at the forefront

…and much more!

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.

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Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is a healthcare social entrepreneurship & funding consultant, specializing BIPOC, women-led healthcare practices partnering with community organizations to create health justice for historically excluded & under-resourced communities.
 As a pediatrician, researcher, and researcher she has secured $2 million in grant funding and has led inter-professional teams to build and scale healthcare delivery and research programs to achieve health equity for marginalized youth and families.