At the Forefront highlights the work and experiences of people at the forefront of the health equity revolution, including researchers, practitioners, community members, activists, youth leaders, and political leaders.
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.
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.
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.