Rhea Boyd MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of San Diego 211, Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust
Monday, October 26, 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm
“On Racism: Raising the Bar to Publish on Racial Health Inequities”
Rhea Boyd MD, MPH is a pediatrician, public health advocate, and scholar who writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity and health. She has a particular focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer of San Diego 211, working with navigators to address social needs of San Diegans impacted by chronic illness and poverty. And she is the Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust, an initiative to advance mental health access to children and youth across California.
Dr. Boyd graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Health from the University of Notre Dame. She earned a M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at University of California, San Francisco. In 2017, Dr. Boyd graduated from the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, earning an M.P.H.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Collaboration, Health, Intervention and Policy and the Health Disparities Institute.