Washington, DC- The National Minority Quality Forum is proud to announce the selection of the 2018 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health.

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National Minority Quality Forum

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Washington, DC- The National Minority Quality Forum is proud to announce the selection of the 2018 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. After receiving hundreds of applications from healthcare professionals across the country, these 40 represent the next generation of thought leaders in reducing health disparities.

 

“Here at the NMQF, we are truly excited about this next class of honorees and recognizing them at our annual leadership summit,” stated NMQF President & CEO Dr. Gary Puckrein. “The 2018 winners are doing amazing things that both better and diversify the healthcare marketplace. They serve as positive role models for our next generation of leaders in minority health.”

 

“I am excited to meet this year’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health at the CBC Spring Health Braintrust,” said Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Chair Dr. Robin Kelly. “Our country needs new leaders to fulfill the dream of eliminating health disparities in a generation. Fresh ideas and new approaches are needed to decrease health inequalities for minority communities currently suffering from poor access to quality healthcare.”

 

40 Under 40 recipients will receive their award at the 2018 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and CBC Spring Health Braintrust Gala Dinner on April 17. For more information on the 2018 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and CBC Spring Health Braintrust please visit http://www.nmqf.org/2018-nmqf-leadership-summit-on-health-disparities-and-spring-health-braintrust/.

 

2018 Winners:

Vivian Jolley Bea, MD, MBS

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

 

Melynda Barnes, MD

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

 

Dhaval G. Bhanusali, MD

Health Digital Ventures

 

Alison Brown, MS, PhD

Tufts Medical Center

 

Jada Bush, PharmD

Walgreens

 

Kendrick T. Clack, MS, APRN, FNP-C, AAHIV-S

National Black Nurses Association, Inc.

 

Christopher Allen Clarke, MPA

University of Michigan School of Public Health

 

Tina Comissiong Dickson, Esq., MPA

Schneider Regional Medical Center

 

Sarah Johnson Conway, MD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

Adolfo G. Cuevas, PhD

Tufts University

 

Denise De Las Nueces, MD, MPH

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

 

Brandi Kaye Freeman, MD, MS

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Vivek Garg, MD, MBA

CareMore Health

 

Dalmacio Flores, PhD, ACRN

University of Pennsylvania

 

L’Issa L. Gates, MD, FAAP

Ochsner Health System

 

Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSc

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Sophia O. Hector, MPH

Florida Department of Health-Hillsborough County

 

Joseph Johnson, DO

American Medical Student Association

 

Kaustubh Kale, MS, MSM

Aventusoft LLC

 

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Detroit Health Department

 

Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

LaTasha H. Lee, PhD, MPH

American Society of Hematology

 

Imani R Lewis, MHA, MPH, PCMH CCE

Meridian Health

 

Antonio Martinez

Imperial Beach Community Clinic

 

Denise A. Martinez, MD

Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

 

Michelle Morse, MD, MPH

EqualHealth

 

Thaddeus Khangan Pham

Hawaii Department of Health

 

Nicole Lee Plenty, MD, MPH, MS

Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN

 

La Roux Pendleton, MPH

California Department of Public Health

 

Jennifer L. Porter, MPH, MCHES

Children’s National Health System

 

Lauren R. Powell, MPA, PhD

Virginia Department of Health

 

Nadia M. Richardson, PhD

No More Martyrs

 

Crystal A. Riley, PharmD, MHA, MBA

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

 

Amber Robins, MD, MBA

Georgetown University School of Medicine

 

Cedric L. Salone PharmD, MPH

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

 

Carlos S. Smith, DDS, MDiv

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

 

Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH

Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

 

Kevin S. Wang, MD, FAAFP

Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency Program

 

Christopher Watson, MD, MPH

Indiana University School of Medicine

 

  1. Cameron Webb, MD, JD

University of Virginia School of Medicine