Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, currently serves as the Chief Health Equity Officer and Group Vice President for the American Medical Association (AMA), where she focuses on embedding health equity across all the work of the AMA and leading the Center for Health Equity. In this episode, Dr. Maybank discusses her experiences in the medical field and her desire to pursue public health. It was in her work with the Office of Minority Health that she became entrenched in health disparities work. Issues such as racial justice and health equity have since been a focal point in her career. Additionally, Dr. Maybank describes the cadre of people in her professional circle who serve as allies and leaders. The relationships that she has cultivated personally and professionally, coupled with her self-care regimen, have been fundamental to her ability to lead.
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