by Jasmine Phiri
August 4, 2021
Chief Health Equity Officer, Deputy Chief Health Officer,
IBM Watson Health™
Dr. Dankwa-Mullan is the Chief Health Equity Officer and lead scientific officer for IBM Watson Health. She provides leadership for Health Equity Initiatives to ensure inclusive technologies, data diversity and ethical AI-ML with the central themes of fairness, trust and transparency. She also ensures diverse perspectives and under-represented communities are included in conversations for ensuring AI and technology innovations include social and ethical considerations.
Dr. Dankwa-Mullan is a thought leader in health equity and social determinants of health and is the lead editor and co-author of the authoritative scientific textbook “The Science of Health Disparities Research published by Wiley. She has over two decades of experience in clinical research, primary care and public health, health disparities and population health. She joined Watson Health after 8 years at the U.S National Institutes of Health serving in various leadership roles.
Dr. Dankwa-Mullan attended Barnard College, Dartmouth Medical School, and completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview. She also obtained her Master’s in Public Health degree from Yale School of Public Health.