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.
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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.