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Bright Spots in Healthcare


May 16, 2024

Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Health Equity Officer, Mass General Brigham (MGB), joins Eric to discuss how the health system ensures its innovations are accessible to everyone, particularly those from marginalized communities. Allison elaborates on MGB's unique approach, viewing its mission as providing healthcare and as a catalyst for improving equity of outcomes for patients and the communities it serves.

 

Topics covered include:

  • Community health

  • Bridging the digital divide

  • Equity in maternal health

  • United Against Racism (MGB’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement)

 

About Allison

In her role at MGB, Allison works to eliminate longstanding inequities in patient care and outcomes. She is a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Harvard Medical School and is the Frederic D. Frigoletto, MD Endowed Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received degrees in biology, public health and medicine from Harvard University, where she also completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowships in maternal/fetal medicine and the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. She previously served as the vice chair for quality, equity and safety for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mass General.

 

About Mass General Brigham

Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic health care system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a nonprofit organization committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations with several Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals.



Mass General Brigham

https://www.massgeneralbrigham.org/

 

United Against Racism: https://www.massgeneralbrigham.org/en/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/united-against-racism