In this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair, our very special guest is Uché Blackstock. Dr. Uché Blackstock is an American emergency physician and former Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. She is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which has a primary mission to engage with healthcare and related organizations around bias and racism in healthcare with the goal of mobilizing for health equity and eradicating racialized health inequities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Blackstock used social media to share her experiences and concerns as a physician working on the front lines and on racial health disparities and inequities exposed by the pandemic. She is best known for her work amplifying the message on racial health inequities and her media appearances speaking on the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been featured on Meet the Press, PBS NewsHour, Slate and Forbes among others. On March 22, 2022, she was named a Holistic Wealth Trailblazer by the Keisha Blair Institute on Holistic Wealth.
Dr. Blackstock has worked to bring attention to racism in healthcare early in her career. Her mother’s life challenges and death, along with the racial health inequities that Blackstock witnessed as a physician, were the inspiration to start her own organization. In March 2018, Dr. Blackstock established Advancing Health Equity, an organization focused on partnering with healthcare and related organizations to address racial health inequities. She believes that a diverse workforce, and one where everyone feels valued and respected, is essential for quality patient care.
In this episode, we discussed overcoming grief and loss and Uche’s experience working as a medical doctor and experiencing systemic racism firsthand. Tune in to listen to this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth Podcast with special guest, Uché Blackstock.
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