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Destiny Tolliver

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Destiny Tolliver

Biography

Destiny Tolliver, MD is a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program. Dr. Tolliver attended Yale College, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Linguistics. She later attended the Morehouse School of Medicine, where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine. She completed pediatrics training at the Boston Combined Residency Program, and completed her chief residency prior to joining the NCSP. Her work through residency and chief residency has focused on incorporating discussions of bias and structural racism into educational curricula, empowering physicians to gain skills to serve as advocates for their patients, and promoting diversity and inclusion through the BCRP Diversity Council.

Career Interests: Dr. Tolliver plans to pursue a career in academic general pediatrics, in which she plans to combine her interests in research, education, and advocacy, with her clinical work in general pediatrics that focuses on serving underserved children and families.

Research Interests: Dr. Tolliver’s research interests include using research to understand the health impacts of social justice issues, specifically by examining the school-to-prison pipeline and the impact of justice-involvement on children and families, evaluating the impact of policies and community-based interventions on child health, and using this research to promote health equity.