Uche Blackstock

Medical Physician, Advocate 


Dr. Uché Blackstock is a thought leader and sought-after speaker on health inequities and racism in health care. She is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with healthcare and healthcare-related organizations to address the critical factors contributing to health inequity, through talks, workshops and consulting services. In 2019, Dr. Blackstock was recognized by Forbes magazine as of one of 10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With. Her writing has been featured in the Chicago Tribune and STAT News for the Boston Globe. 

She was formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Faculty Director for Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion in the Office of Diversity Affairs at NYU School of Medicine. She left NYU School of Medicine in December 2019 after almost 10 years on faculty to focus on Advancing Health Equity. 

Dr. Blackstock received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. 

TOPICS: Health disparities, Health inequities, Race and Racism, Unconscious Bias


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