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Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is an associate professor of internal medicine, public health, and management at Yale University and one of the co-chairs of President-elect Joe Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. Dr. Nunez-Smith has spent much of her career studying the effects of social and racial inequality on health outcomes, making her appointment to the committee a powerful signal that the incoming president seeks to address the disproportionate impact that this pandemic has had on communities of color. But, as Dr. Nunez-Smith outlines, it’s all but impossible to find an individual who has not, at this terrible point, been affected by COVID-19. Vogue spoke with her about her priorities, her plans, and how she maintains hope in these very dark times.
- November 17, 2020Source: Fox61
HARTFORD, Conn. — Governor Lamont held a news briefing Monday afternoon to provide updates on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts. He was joined by Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith from the Yale School of Public Health. Nunez-Smith was tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to co-chair his COVID-19 task force.
- November 16, 2020Source: NBC CT
The state's COVID-19 positivity rate is 5.4% and hospitalizations have jumped by nearly 100 over the weekend. There are currently 757 hospitalizations in the state. That is up from 659 on Friday. Connecticut has seen a trend of increasing hospitalizations from roughly 1% of people who've tested positive for the virus in mid-October to 6% now in mid-November.
- November 13, 2020Source: NPR
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, one of the co-chairs of the Biden coronavirus advisory board, detailed plans for reaching minority communities with a vaccine and for messaging around pandemic safety.
- November 10, 2020
Two weeks ago, The Barthwell Group presented the updated department strategic plan for our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, which I briefly presented yesterday in the 11/9/20 Faculty Meeting.
- November 09, 2020Source: Yale News
President-elect Joe Biden has named three public health experts with close Yale ties to lead his transition team’s new COVID-19 advisory board, including Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an authority on the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on communities of color.
- October 14, 2020
Did you know that in the 2019-2020 academic year, only 8.7% of enrolled medical students identified as Black or African American?
- October 05, 2020
When Equity in Health Research Matters, Try CBPR
- October 01, 2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided research support to two members of the Yale School of Medicine faculty through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative, which seeks to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 testing.
- October 01, 2020Source: Yale School of Management - Insights
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith is a Yale internist and an expert on the structural barriers to equitable treatment and health outcomes for people of color and other vulnerable populations; she is also the founding director of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership at Yale SOM. We talked to her about her career, what we need to do to make progress, and what the surge of interest in racial justice has meant for her work.