At The Forefront with Dr. Debra Furr-Holden

"Unapologetically Me"


A speech given at the MSU Student National Medical Association Annual Banquet on February 3, 2018, by Dr. Debra Furr-Holden. 

"Sex, Lies, and the Ugly Truth "


Opening Plenary Speech Given at The Sex, Lies and Ugly Truth (SLUT)Conference in Baltimore, MD March 4, 2012, by Dr. Debra Furr-Holden

"The Lion’s Side: The Utilization of Art for the Transformation in Health" featuring Dr. David Fakun



David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a self-described “mercenary for change,” willing to employ any talent and occupy any space in the effort to elevate people of African descent and anyone who feels divested from their truest self. David earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and prior to doctoral study earned a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

"Stroke Ready"


On this episode of ‘At the Forefront’ we discuss the Stroke Ready Project, a community-partnered participatory research project designed to reduce racial disparities and post-stroke disability among older African Americans.  African American adults have the highest stroke prevalence and suffer the most post-stroke disability of any U.S. racial/ethnic group. Why?  And how can we turn this around?

"Boys and Men of Color"


On this episode of ‘At the Forefront’ Dr. Wizdom Powell and I discuss health equity among boys and men of color, including roots causes and where we need to be headed.

"The Skin You're In"


African Americans live sicker and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation. Why is this happening? THE SKIN YOU'RE IN is a feature documentary, website and book about the astonishing African-American health disparity - why it exists and what can be done about it. On this episode, we talk to the film’s creator, Dr. Thomas LaVeist.