Health Equity

November 6, 2022
The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to welcome LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH, immediate-past director of DC Health, to serve as the new executive director of the Center for Population Health Sciences and Health Equity. 
October 11, 2022
Washington, D.C., leaders and representatives from Universal Health Services, the George Washington (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), cut the ribbon on a new Cedar Hill Urgent Care Center, part of the broader $403 million project that…
September 12, 2022
The Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity U.S. + Global, part of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, is proud to announce its 2023 cohort — 20 global leaders dedicated to combating health…
September 29, 2021
(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Thomas LeBlanc, President of George Washington (GW) University, Dr. Barbara Bass, CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates and Dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Kimberly Russo, Group Vice President of the Washington…
August 26, 2021
Within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a small but unique program that exists at the niche intersection of medical care, public health, and health equity — and it just graduated its first cohort. 
August 9, 2021
Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, has spent more than two decades in countries where psychiatric care was scarce. One solution, he found, was recruiting and training non-psychiatrists to help shoulder the burden, known as a task-sharing model. Now, he’s bringing this strategy to underserved populations in…
June 3, 2021
In a recent study, Maranda C. Ward, EdD, MPH, assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, assessed the impact of a writing assignment on students’ awareness of racialized health disparities.
January 28, 2021
The GW Rodham Institute has received a $125,000 gift to support a “Doctors of Tomorrow” program, which exposes Washington, D.C. high school students to health careers. The gift was made by the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank.
December 21, 2020
In the first two weeks since the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and later the Moderna vaccine, received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, health care workers and others have begun receiving vaccinations for COVID-19 in a campaign to promote their safety and…
October 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, the health impacts of racism, and further recognition of the role environmental and social inequities play in determining a person’s health are just a few of the important public and population health issues that confront our communities, institutions, and patients.