Massachusetts Medical Society: Black Women In Medicine Conference - Bias in the Health Care Setting - Speaker Bios

Black Women In Medicine Conference - Bias in the Health Care Setting - Speaker Bios

Robin ReedRobin Reed, MD, MBA
Co-founder, The Wellness Collaborative, Inc.

Dr. Reed is an internist with extensive experience in community and public health, and care for underserved populations. She is a co-founder of The Wellness Collaborative which provides innovative solutions to eliminating health care disparities. Dr. Reed is the visionary for the “Reimagining Health Care” forums and conferences on critical topics in a community-based format to encourage conversation and intergenerational action. She previously served as Chief of Medicine at Shattuck Public Health Hospital; as Medical Director at Old Colony Correctional Center and Boston Prerelease. Dr. Reed was recruited by Northeastern University to become the Medical Director, then Program Director of their Physician Assistant Program from 2006 – 2015.

Dr. Reed earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Stanford University, California, a medical degree at New York University, and trained in internal medicine at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Reed earned her MBA at Northeastern University and has undertaken studies for an MPH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Ellana StinsonEllana Stinson, MD, MPH
President, New England Medical Association

Medical Director, Emergency Department, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Dr. Stinson is an emergency medicine physician and President of the New England Medical Association, a community of Black physicians and physicians-in-training practicing in the New England area. She also serves as medical director for the Emergency Department at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, where she seeks to improve emergency care for a primarily immigrant and Hispanic population. Dr. Stinson is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, serving as a Trustee and chair of the Young Physicians Committee. Dr. Stinson frequently volunteers with several Boston-based non-profit organizations, including the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Downtown Boston Rotary Club, and Cradle to Crayons. She also mentors young men and women of color interested in pursuing careers in medicine. Dr. Stinson continues to expand her entrepreneurial vision as a medical device inventor.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and a doctorate of medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Camille ClareCamille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG
Chair & Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY-Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine and School of Public Health

Dr. Clare is the Chair Elect of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of the National Medical Association (NMA) and is also an active member of the NMA’s Ob/Gyn Section Breastfeeding Alliance, advocating for elimination of disparities in breastfeeding in African American women. Dr. Clare received the Scroll of Merit award in 2016, the NMA’s highest honor. Dr. Clare is an active member of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists serving as the District 2 Chair.

Dr. Clare, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and completed her residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She obtained a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at New York Medical College. Dr. Clare previously served as the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College and attending physician at New York City Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.


Dani MonroeDani Monroe, MS
President, CenterFocus International, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Mass General Brigham

Leader in the world of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Over a 30-year career, she has brought ground-breaking definition and depth to the dialogue about diversity and set the pace for change and precedence in strategies of global diversity and inclusion. Monroe's valued expertise in strategy and international practice pioneered practices and programs that defined her success in major organizations such as Pfizer Corporation, Bank of Boston and Partners HealthCare. As the Founder and President and lead Strategy Consultant of Center Focus International, Inc. Dani worked with many private and public organizations offering advice and consultation on the complex issues facing today’s workplace. Monroe provided guidance to such organizations as the Boston Red Sox Cardinal Health, AT&T, Novartis, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare and Prudential. Through her work, she has designed and facilitated organizational change strategies that integrate all components for the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy — from metrics and accountability for senior leaders to leadership curriculum and inclusive work processes.


Ranna ParekhRanna Parekh, MD, MPH
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, American College of Cardiology

Clinical Psychiatrist, George Washington Hospital

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mass General Brigham

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Parekh is the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Parekh co-authored the e-book Overcoming Prejudice in the Workplace and is editor of the Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity, now in its second edition. Dr. Parekh also co-edited the textbooks, Cultural Sensitivity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Stigma and Prejudice: Touchstones in Understanding Diversity, and Cultural Psychiatry with Children, Adolescents, and Families. Dr. Parekh previously served as Deputy Medical Director and Director of Diversity and Health Equity for the American Psychiatric Association. She is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and has also worked internationally in New Zealand and Australia.

Dr. Parekh received a BSc in Biology and BA in Chemistry, co-majoring in Black Studies from Wayne State University, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, and completed adult psychiatry and child fellowship residency training programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.


Fatima Cody StanfordFatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Director of Equity, Department of Medicine - Endocrine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Stanford is one of the first fellowship-trained obesity medicine physicians in the world. The Obesity Society selected Dr. Stanford-Cody as Clinician of the Year in 2020. In 2021, she was awarded the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Grant Rodkey Award for her dedication to medical students and the American Medical Association’s Dr. Edmond and Rima Cabbabe Dedication to the Profession Award for physicians who demonstrates active and productive improvement to the profession of medicine through community service, advocacy, leadership, teaching, or philanthropy.

Dr. Stanford received her BS and MPH from Emory University as an MLK Scholar, receiving the Gold Congressional Award, the highest honor that Congress bestows upon America’s youth, after completion of her MPH. Dr. Stanford earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia as a Stoney Scholar, her MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman Fellow, and her executive MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. She completed her obesity medicine and nutrition fellowship at MGH/HMS after an internal medicine and pediatrics residency at the University of South Carolina.


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