Massachusetts Medical Society: 17th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum - Speaker Biographies

17th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum - Speaker Biographies

 David A. Rosman, MD, MBA David A. Rosman, MD, MBA
President, Massachusetts Medical Sociey

David Rosman is a board-certified radiologist and associate chairman for radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosman is committed to global health and to addressing disparities in health care. He started the first-ever radiology residency in Rwanda writing the curriculum and establishing the program while practicing radiology and living in Rwanda with his family for two years. He and his family return annually to teach.

A member of the Medical Society since he was a medical student, Dr. Rosman has served MMS in a number of capacities. He is currently a member of the Society’s American Medical Association (AMA) delegation and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of the Medical Student Section, a member of its Resident and Fellow Section, and a member of the committees on Finance and Ethics and Grievances. He is active with other medical organizations, and he served on the Board of Trustees of the AMA and as a Delegate to the AMA from the American College of Radiology (ACR). He also served as the Speaker of the Resident and Fellows Section of the AMA as well as the Speaker of the AMA’s Young Physicians Section. He is currently Chair of the ACR's Radiology Integrated Care Network and a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Radiological Society.

Dr. Rosman earned his B.A. cum laude in economics and philosophy from Dartmouth College, his M.B.A. in health care, business and public policy from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

James B.  Broadhurst, MD, MHAJames B. Broadhurst, MD, MHA
Chair, Committee on Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society

Jay Broadhurst is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health where he has enjoyed his entire professional career. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University and went on to train in family medicine first in the MCV Blackstone FMR and he completed his residency at the UMass Barre Health Center. He has also completed a mini residency in Occupational Medicine at UMDNJ. He is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine. He is also board certified in addiction medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Broadhurst completed a master’s degree in health administration at MCV-VCU including an administrative residency at Medical Center Hospitals in Norfolk, VA (now Sentara Health Systems).

Dr. Broadhurst clinical interests in his family medicine practice have focused on caring for individuals with significant intellectual and/or physical disabilities. He is leased by his department to provide care for individuals with opiate dependence in several opiate treatment program offices. He is also leased by his department to provide sports medicine clinical services to athletes at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. In this latter capacity Dr. Broadhurst coordinates medical care for NCAA regional championships which Holy Cross hosts in Worcester. He also coordinates the UMass Sports Medicine team providing care as part of the medical program at the Boston Marathon. His primary professional interest is teaching with over 30 years leading undergraduate medical school small groups. He is Associate Residency Director in the Family Medicine residency and Associate Fellowship Director in the Sports Medicine fellowship.

Harold CoxHarold Cox
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health; Program Moderator

Harold Cox is an associate professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. He is an appointee to the Massachusetts Public Health Council, sits on the Special Commission on Local and Regional Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Cross Jurisdictional Sharing Advisory Committee. At Boston University, Dean Cox teaches several courses and previously directed the Activist Lab, which engages the school and community in real world advocacy to drive lasting improvements in the health of our local, regional, and global communities.

Prior to joining Boston University, he served for 10 years as chief public health officer for the city of Cambridge. Mr. Cox is a trained social worker, and has extensive experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Anne Stangl, PhDAnne Stangl, PhD
President, Hera Solutions

Anne Stangl is a social and behavioral scientist and President of Hera Solutions, an independent firm providing research and advisory services to organizations, companies and governments to strengthen health equity. Dr. Stangl is also Associate Faculty with the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has 18 years of international public health experience in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean with a focus on stigma, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design, statistical analysis, systematic reviews and monitoring and evaluation. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing the social and structural determinants of health, including intersectional stigma, that impede access to and uptake of health services among underserved populations globally. She is a leading expert on health-related stigma and discrimination and has contributed to theoretical understanding of how the stigmatization process operates in the context of health to inform stigma mitigation interventions and stigma measurement. She is also actively engaged in utilizing research findings to inform global policy and action. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from Tulane University.

Cassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MScCassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc
Medical Director of Public Health Programs and acting Hospital Epidemiologist, Boston Medical Center Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council, Boston University Medical Group

Cassandra Pierre is an infectious disease specialist and assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, the Medical Director of Public Health Programs and the acting Hospital Epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center and the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Supported by state and local public health agencies, the Public Health Programs provide resources for HIV, HCV and STI prevention, linkage to care and management throughout the hospital. Her research is focused on infection prevention in vulnerable population (including the implementation of low-cost infection control interventions to reduce bacteremia among neonates in low-income settings) Her clinical interests include HIV management in special subpopulations (immigrants of color, pregnant women, transactional sex workers and people with substance use). During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has lead Boston Medical Center's Infection Prevention and PPE response and has collaborated with local community organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce COVID-19 infection in marginalized communities of color.

Michael Curry, Esq.Michael Curry, Esq.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers National NAACP Board of Directors

Michael Curry is Deputy CEO and General Counsel at Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (Mass League), which represents 52 health centers, serving over 1 million patients throughout the state. Prior, he served as Senior Policy Advisor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he worked on the passage of the 2006 landmark Massachusetts Health Care Reform law, as well as initiatives aimed at ending health disparities.

Attorney Curry is working on various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic serving on the City of Boston’s COVID-19 Health Inequities Task Force, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) COVID-19 Health Equity Advisory Group and the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA)’s Health Equity Task Force. He is responsible for coordinating the community health center response to the public health crisis, working with the state’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), various municipalities, and Partners in Health.

Attorney Curry is a committed to social justice and health equity, as well as a pursuit of justice and the elimination of racism. He is the past president of the Boston Branch of the NAACP. He was elected to the National NAACP Board of Directors in 2014 and serves as Chair the National Board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee and Vice-Chair the Political Action and Legislation Committee. In December 2019, Attorney Curry was re-elected to serve a 3rd term on the Board of Directors.

Attorney Curry has received numerous local and national awards for leadership and advocacy. He is a frequent commentator on WBUR’s Radio Boston, Morning Edition and Week in Review, Boston Public Radio WGBH, WGBH’s Greater Boston, and New England Cable News, and he is often requested to provide reactions to breaking news, debates, and state of the union/city addresses. He earned his B.A. from Macalester College and a J.D. from New England Law Boston.

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