(BPRW) Meharry Welcomes Dr. Rosemary Nabaweesi as the RWJF Endowed Chair of Health Policy | Press releases

(BPRW) Meharry Welcomes Dr. Rosemary Nabaweesi as the RWJF Endowed Chair of Overall health Plan

(Black PR Wire) Dr. Nabaweesi will lead the Center’s well being coverage investigation on minority well being and instruction inequities in rural and city communities

Meharry Healthcare School is very pleased to announce that Rosemary Nabaweesi, DrPH, MBChB, has been named the Robert Wood Johnson Basis endowed chair of well being coverage in the Heart for Overall health Plan at MMC.

Dr. Nabaweesi, a well being companies investigation pro, will assistance the College’s expanded attempts to use well being coverage, implementation and neighborhood-engaged investigation to deal with African American personal injury-linked childhood disparities and instruction inequities. With far more than twenty five years’ expertise in personal injury investigation addressing well being disparities in city and rural communities, Dr. Nabaweesi’s do the job will purpose to improve the inequitable developed (physical) and social environments of underserved African American communities. As an affiliate professor, she will teach a program centered on management and inhabitants well being adjust.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Nabaweesi has joined Meharry in its attempts to eradicate well being disparities among minority populations, specifically as it relates to dwelling security techniques,” said James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D., president and chief government officer of Meharry Healthcare School. “Dr. Nabaweesi has considerable awareness in personal injury-linked toddler mortality disparities and can draw the link concerning coverage and environmental variables that impact decrease lifetime expectancy in minority populations. Spearheading this new investigation at Meharry will create a transformative adjust in the field.”

Dr. Nabaweesi performed a important part in securing the RWJF Tradition of Overall health Leaders grant, which will fund the Center’s attempts to advance a tradition of well being for underserved African American populations. The RWJF Tradition of Overall health Leaders system is a 3-yr specialist growth prospect developed to put together leaders to impact and improve well being inequities by building a daring strategic initiative to advance a tradition of well being. Dr. Nabaweesi is also a Leader in Equitable Evaluation and Range (LEEAD) Fellow, a teaching system developed to produce a pathway for various leaders to conduct culturally responsive and equitable analysis focused on making transformative adjust.

“I am honored to assume the part as the inaugural RWJF endowed chair of well being coverage and am excited to assistance the School in its mission to advance well being equity,” said Dr. Nabaweesi. “Prevention investigation yields a big return on expenditure when addressing well being difficulties confronted by minority communities, and I glimpse forward to contributing to the shift to inhabitants well being. I am eager to start off collaborations with other centers and colleges at Meharry, the regional neighborhood and institutions across the point out and further than to enhance investigation that will deal with essential social and developed environmental variables that contribute to minority well being inequities.”

Dr. Nabaweesi will come to Meharry from the College of Arkansas for Healthcare Sciences where she served for 7 decades as an assistant professor of pediatrics and 5 decades as an adjunct assistant professor for well being coverage and management. She also served as senior director for investigation and analysis in the Division of Range, Fairness and Inclusion. Her tutorial history features an M.D. from the Makerere College Faculty of Drugs, Uganda’s greatest and oldest general public university. She also earned a Learn of Public Overall health with a concentration in reproductive and inhabitants well being and a doctorate in well being coverage management, each from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Faculty of Public Overall health.

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