Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

by Jasmine Phiri

February 19, 2021

Associate Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Management; and Associate Dean for Health Equity Research, Yale School of Medicine; Chair, The White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is Associate Dean for Health Equity Research; Associate Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Management; and Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale. Her research focuses on health and healthcare equity for marginalized populations with an emphasis on the social and structural determinants of health, the influence of healthcare systems on health disparities, and the advancement of community-academic partnered scholarship. Dr. Nunez-Smith currently serves as chair of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Previously, she served as co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board and community committee chair for the governor’s ReOpen Connecticut Advisory Group.

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