2024 AMHP National Public Health Conference Speaker info
Executive Director, American Psychiatric Association Foundation
Andrews Jr, Rawle, Esq.
Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq.
Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. is the executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APA Foundation), and a member of the APA Executive Team. Before joining the APA Foundation, Rawle was a member of the AARP national leadership team in various roles over a 15 year period. He was in the private practice of law for 16 years before joining AARP. Additionally, Rawle is the 135th President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia; a board member of the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust; an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and the Howard University School of Law; and the national chair of the public policy committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. His community impact awards include: a 2023 U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2022 Charles Hamilton Houston Award from the DC Courts; a 2018 Distinguished Healthcare Leadership Award from the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE); a 2016 National Humanitarian Award from the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVETS); a 2011 Life Member of Leadership Maryland; and the 2006 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award from the D.C. Bar.
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM)
Golden, Sherita Hill, MD, MHS
Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
Dr. Sherita Hill Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). An internationally recognized physician-scientist and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Association of American Physicians, and American Society of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Golden’s research has used the tools of epidemiology and health services research to identify biological and systems contributors to disparities in type 2 diabetes and its outcomes. As Chief Diversity Officer for JHM, she oversees diversity, inclusion, and health equity strategy and operations for the School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Health System. She has executed implementation of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards, staff training for accurate collection of self-identified patient demographic data, a system-wide policy prohibiting patient discrimination toward employees and trainees, system-wide unconscious bias and anti-oppression training, and equitable vaccine distribution to non-clinical, minoritized frontline staff across JHM. Dr. Golden has also supported Maryland legislators in drafting and testifying in support of state-level health equity policy.
Health Equity Policy Director, Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association
Jordan, William, MD
William B. Jordan, MD, MPH (he/him/his)
Dr. Bill Jordan is Health Equity Policy Director at the American Medical Association. A family and preventive medicine doctor based in New York City, he was Assistant Commissioner for Alcohol and Drug Use and a COVID-19 Clinical Operations Section Chief at the New York City Health Department, Co-Director of Medical Student Education and founding Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency in the Family and Social Medicine Department at Montefiore-Einstein, a founding organizer of NYDocs coalition, Board Chair of the National Physicians Alliance, and Co-Chair of the Policy and Legislative Committee of the Public Health Association of New York City.
Farheen has a strong interest in fostering resident education and spearheaded the pediatric anesthesia curriculum at UIC. She directs the education of all residents and medical students on the subspecialty pediatric rotation. Additionally, Farheen is very passionate about global health and has been involved with medical relief work since medical school. She has volunteered in over 5 medical relief trips overseas, many of them recently with IMANA (Islamic medical association of North America). In her free time she enjoys reading, playing board games, and traveling.
Ali Khan, MD, MPP, FACP is the Chief Medical Officer, Value Based Care Strategy at Oak Street Health, where he leads efforts in managed care strategy, clinical design and public policy. Ali joined Oak Street Health in 2019 as Executive Medical Director of the Heartland Division and continues to practice general internal medicine on Chicago's West Side.
Prior to Oak Street, he served as CareMore Health's Clinical Design Officer and in leadership roles at Iora Health.
Ali serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Director on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Internal Medicine Specialty Board, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and America's Physician Groups. Ali was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2021, Crain's Chicago Business' 40 Under 40 in 2022 and Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Executives of Color in Health Care in 2022. He is a fellow of the California Health Care Foundation and Leadership Greater Chicago.
Ali completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and VCU’s Medical College of Virginia, earning joint M.D. and M.P.P. degrees as a Harvard Public Service Fellow, and VCU’s B.S./M.D. Guaranteed Admissions Program in Medicine.
President & CEO of RUSH University System for Health
Lateef, Omar, DO
Dr. Omar B. Lateef, DO
Dr. Omar Lateef has led the RUSH team – and the nation – toward the future of health care with a steadfast eye on quality and equity. He has served as president and CEO of RUSH University Medical Center since May 2019, was appointed president of RUSH in 2021 and became CEO in July 2022. He earned a bachelor's degree in religious studies from the University of Florida-Gainesville in 1995.
RUSH has set the nation’s standard in health care quality and safety, modeled excellence in clinical leadership both regionally and nationally, and maintained its long-standing commitment to health equity. RUSH is expanding its reach, making care more accessible through digital advancements, new locations and partnerships.
Lecturer, Council of the Humanities and African American Studies, Princeton University
Nuriddin, Ayah, MA, MLS, PhD
Ayah Nuriddin, MA, MLS, PhD
Ayah Nuriddin is a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows and Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and African American Studies at Princeton University. In Fall 2024, she will be Assistant Professor in the Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Her work examines how African Americans navigated questions of racial science, eugenics, and hereditarianism in relation to struggles for racial justice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her work has been published in the Historical Studies of Natural Science, Journal for the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, the Lancet, Nursing Clio, and Somatosphere, and she has appeared on American History TV on C-Span.
Health Policy and Management Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sharfstein, Joshua, MD
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he also serves as Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement and as Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.
A pediatrician by training, he is a former health commissioner of Baltimore, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration.
He is the author of The Public Health Crisis Survival Guide: Leadership and Management in Trying Times, published in 2018, and the co-author of the Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know, published in 2019, both from Oxford University Press. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chief Executive Officer & President, The Metrohealth System
Steed, Airica, Ed.D, MBA, RN, CSSMBB, FACHE
Arica Steed, Ed.D, MBA, RN, CSSMBB, FACHE
Dr. Airica Steed serves as the first woman, first Black person and first nurse to be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and President for The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio, comprised of $1.7B net revenue, five acute and specialty-care hospitals, 8,600 employees and providers, over 40 ambulatory care locations and one of the most highly regarded academic public health systems across the country. She is renowned for spearheading large scale transformations encompassing greater than $300M in combined financial improvements, top decile quality/safety performance outcomes and healthy profitable growth, as well as making monumental groundbreaking advancements in health equity and eradicating health care disparities. As a proud fourth generation nurse, she is fighting passionately to zero out the death gap, to make sure that every person has an equal chance at living a long and healthy life and to simultaneously lift up the wealth in underserved communities.
Dr. Steed is a vastly accomplished and award-winning transformational health care executive with over 20 years of exceptional leadership experience and a proven track record of driving results, including recognition as:
Modern Healthcare’s “Top Women Leaders,” “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare,” “Top 25 Healthcare Innovators” and "Up & Comer"
Diversity MBA magazine’s "Top 100 Executive Leaders Under 50"
Becker's Hospital Review’s “Women Hospital Presidents and CEO’s to Know,” "Top 130 Female Healthcare Leaders to Know," “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know” and "Rising Star"
Dr. Steed is recognized as a strategic and visionary change leader, transformational architect and international expert in Lean Six Sigma, Malcolm Baldrige framework and “Big 4” management consulting across academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, safety net organizations, ambulatory clinics and networks, multi-site clinically integrated health care systems and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Dr. Steed is a an avid speaker on both a national and international level and published author as well as a board member and faculty member spanning several organizations. She received her Doctorate of Education in Ethical Leadership (Ed.D) with distinction, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and numerous certifications, including Master Black Belt and International Trainer in Lean Six Sigma and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is currently pursuing a second Masters in Global Development from Harvard University. On top of her many accolades, her most prized accomplishment is being a devoted mother to four children and two dogs.
Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Zare, Hossein, PHD, MS
Hossein Zare, PhD, MS
Dr. Zare holds a PhD in health policy and management. He is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Global campus. His independent program of research on understanding the etiology of police violence, place-based disparities in policing, racial disparities, income inequality- and race-related disparities in population health outcomes encompasses.
Executive Director, Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)
Margari Hill is the co-founder and Executive Director of Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), a human rights education organization and Futurist Strategy Content developer at Fresh Pulp Magazine. She is also a freelance writer published in How We Fight White Supremacy (2018) Time, Huffington Post, and Al Jazeera English. She earned her master’s degree in History of the Middle East and Islamic Africa from Stanford University in 2006. Her research includes transformations in Islamic education, colonial surveillance in Northern Nigeria, anti-colonial resistance among West Africans in Sudan during the early 20th century, interethnic relations in Muslim communities, anti-bias K-12 education, and the criminalization of Black Muslims. She is on the Advisory Council of INKERIJ, as well as the Islam, Social Justice & Interreligious Engagement Program at the Union Theological Seminary, and serves on numerous coalitions advancing the causes for marginalized communities. For her work, she has received numerous awards including Stanford’s 2022 MACA Award, the Council of American Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) 2020 Muslim of the Year award, Khadijabint Khuwaylid Relief Foundation Lifetime Humanitarian award in 2019, the Big Heart Award in 2017, and MPAC’s 2015 Change Maker Award. She has given talks and workshops at various universities and community centers throughout the country.
Associate Vice President for Research Strategy and Operations, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Lambert, W. Marcus, PhD
W. Marcus Lambert, PhD
Dr. Marcus Lambert is the Associate Vice President of Research Strategy and Operations at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. In this role, Dr. Lambert oversees efforts to expand the university's extramural research portfolio in areas of health equity and clinical research. Dr. Lambert also co-leads multiple research training programs at Downstate, including TRANSPORT, a $20 million endowment grant with a focus on recruiting and training underrepresented scientists in health disparities research. Dr. Lambert received his Ph.D. in biomedical science from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and his B.S. from Howard University. He also holds an M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research from Weill Cornell Graduate School.
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