“As the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy and Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Thomas LaVeist has studied the major healthcare gaps in America, the trends causing them, and the problems they create. His work is enabling healthcare organizations and individuals to prepare for a new America – a minority majority.”
As a professor, author, and public speaker, Dr. Thomas LaVeist has been featured in Newsweek, Newsday, Black Enterprise, and the Baltimore Sun, as well as on CNN, National Public Radio, and other national media outlets. He has written numerous articles that have been published in scientific public health and medical journals. His latest book, Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States, was released in 2005. His edited volume, Race, Ethnicity and Health: A Public Health Reader was published fall 2002.
In addition, Dr. LaVeist conducts the research for the “Top 50 Colleges for African American Students,” a bi-annual publication in Black Enterprise Magazine. He is also the author of the DayStar Guide for Colleges for African American Students, and co-author of 8 Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College.