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Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Committee Members

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., M.S.

Senior Vice President
Community Health & Equity
Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer
Henry Ford Health System

Member, Advisory Committee on Minority Health

Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and chair of the Gail and Lois Warden Endowment on Multicultural Health. In 2003, Governor Granholm appointed her the Nation’s first state-level surgeon general.

In 2012, President Obama appointed Dr. Wisdom to serve on the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. She focuses on health care equity, infant mortality/maternal and child health, chronic disease, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits, and tobacco use.

Dr. Wisdom provides strong leadership in diversity, population health, and improvement of the health of those disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. She founded the award-winning program African American Initiative for Male Health Improvement and the Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Detroit to reduce infant mortality. As Michigan Surgeon General, Dr. Wisdom founded the nationally known Generation With Promise program, a youth leadership and empowerment effort now housed at Henry Ford.

Under Dr. Wisdom’s leadership, the health system has received numerous awards for its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, including the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Award in 2015 and No. 2 ranking on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals and Health Systems list. Most recently, Secretary Azar appointed her to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. Recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Wisdom has authored several peer-reviewed publications; appeared on national television, including ABC’s Nightline; and has presented to audiences across the country and internationally.

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