Pathways to Pediatrics with Dr. Rhea Boyd
In this episode Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP, talks about the moment in her childhood when she first recognized racial inequality. She tells hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, why she wants to stop structural racism and how writing helps her accomplish her goals.
Guest, Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH
Dr. Rhea Boyd is a pediatrician, public health advocate, and scholar who writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity and health. She has a particular focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer of San Diego 211 and the Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children’s Trust.
Dr. Boyd graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Health from the University of Notre Dame. She earned a M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at University of California, San Francisco. In 2017, Dr. Boyd graduated from the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy (formerly the Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy) at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, earning an MPH.