Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo
In this episode Omolara T. Uwemedimo, MD, talks about the pressure she felt as the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and why that inspired her to focus on global health. She tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, how her experiences in sub-Saharan Africa helped her realize the need for health equity for racial/ethnic minority children. She also describes how mentoring women of color led her to a second career as an entrepreneur.
Guest, Dr. Omolara T. Uwemedimo, MD
Dr. Omolara T. Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, FAAP, is CEO of Strong Children Wellness and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She also is co-director of the Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM) Initiative. In this role she serves in leadership across a number of social medicine clinical and education programs including as the founding director of GLOhBAL (Global Learning. Optimizing health. Building Alliances Locally) at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York.
Dr. Uwemedimo is the founder of Melanin, Medicine & Motherhood, an organization dedicated to supporting women physicians of color who are under-represented in medicine with programs targeted toward physician wellness, burnout prevention and strategies for success while navigating structural racism and microaggressions in the workplace.