Imagine a world that gives every single person an opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.
This is the ultimate goal of health equity, which addresses barriers to good health, like limited access to nutritious food, a good education, or an affordable home.
NYU Langone Health recently launched the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity to help advance health equity in communities and make sure that patient care, medical research, and medical professionals reflect underrepresented populations. The institute will mentor clinicians and medical trainees of color, contribute to national policy on health equity, educate medical students on this topic, and conduct research into health issues that affect minority populations more than white populations.
The Institute for Excellence in Health Equity will be led by Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH. Dr. Ogedegbe is the Dr. Adolph and Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, director of the Center for Healthful Behavior Change, and director of the Division of Health & Behavior in the Department of Population Health. He is an internationally renowned physician-scientist and expert in health equity research with a focus on implementing evidence-based interventions targeted at cardiovascular risk reduction in minority populations.