Interview with Kimberly Garrison: Doctor wrote the book on African-American health - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Interview with Kimberly Garrison: Doctor wrote the book on African-American health


MICHELLE GOURDINE is on a mission to educate, engage and empower African-Americans to exceptional health and well-being. In her new book, Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African-American Wellness ($19.95, Yale University Press), the 48-year-old primary-care physician and health-policy specialist (she’s a former deputy secretary of health and chief public-health physician for the state of Maryland) gives us a long overdue diagnosis, prognosis and straight-talk prescription on how to heal ourselves and our community.

“It’s personal for me,” said Gourdine, referring to the disproportionate burden of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and obesity in the black community.

“My personal concerns and work in public health inspired me to write the book.”

Recently I spoke with the “keeping real,” down-to-earth doctor, whose health-policy-consulting firm is based in Owings Mills, Md., about the health crisis in the black community and, more importantly, what we can do about it.

Read more

Federally Funded Programs Are Not Enough to Diversify the STEM Workforce The Government Accountability Office (GOA) reported that of the 13 federal agencies surveyed that administer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs, there were 163 STEM programs funded in fiscal year 2016 that wer...
Harvard Teaming With Google to Reduce Harmful Chemical Use BOSTON – Harvard University is teaming up with Google to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in building products and materials. Organizers say the initiative announced Wednesday targets chemicals used in consumer products like furniture and ca...
Find Your Tribe and You Find Your Health and Success When I decided to change careers, a psychiatrist friend told me that I would be most successful if I “found my tribe.” At the time, I wasn’t quite sure what she meant. Eight years later, after making the transition to my new career, I know exactly wh...
Stress and Overtraining Can Derail Your Workouts Hopefully, you have set goals for working out, just as you have established goals for other areas of your life in which you hope to see progress. As a good performance-planner, your goals should be SMART: specific and small, measurable, attainable an...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *