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Thomas A. LaVeist

THOMAS A. LaVEIST, the inaugural William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor of Health Policy, joined the faculty in 1990. He is professor of health policy and management, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine Oncology Department, and is a faculty associate in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the Hopkins Population Center.

Dr. LaVeist teaches courses in minority health and public health policy. A frequent visiting lecturer on minority health issues at other universities, Dr. LaVeist also consults regularly with federal agencies and health care organizations on the issues of minority health and cultural competency and racial disparities in health. He is the inaugural recipient of the Knowledge Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Health Services’ Office of Minority Health for contributing “substantial research, as well as written and published work, that advances knowledge about minority health and the elimination of health disparities.”

Dr. LaVeist has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has written articles for Newsweek, Black Enterprise and the Baltimore Sun. His edited volume, Race, Ethnicity and Health (Jossey-Bass) was published in fall 2002. Jossey-Bass published his latest book, Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Race, Ethnicity and Health in the United States, in April 2005.