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The Georgetown University Center for Health Equity

We are an education and training center focused on distinguishing the Georgetown University graduate as dedicated to lifelong community service and advancing health equity.

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Advancing Health Equity at GUMC

Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE

“We realized that beyond the scope of primary care, advancing health equity involved multiple disciplines and needed to be a much broader scope. And that’s where the vision for the center came about.”

Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE, Founding Director, Georgetown University Center for Health Equity

“The Center for Health Equity is so crucial because there are many people doing this work but so often, we end up in siloes. The Center for Health Equity will help people pool their resources so we can create sustainable change in the Georgetown community and the D.C. community as a whole.”

Lauren Havens (GUSOM’24)

Center for Health Equity News

Brenda Asiljenad

Brenda Asiljenad

We are proud to recognize our first two Center for Health Equity Scholarship recipients.
Each scholar was awarded $15,000!

Divya Makkapati

Divya Makkapati

Brenda Asiljenad, GUSOM ’23
Divya Makkapati, GUSOM ’23

Inspired by Community-Based Work

The Center for Health Equity works with key stakeholders across Georgetown University, Georgetown University Medical Center Georgetown Law Center, and MedStar Health to create education, training, faculty development, scholarships, and research mentorship and community engagement practicum experiences with longitudinal community partners.

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Who We Are

Co-chaired by Drs. Michelle Roett and Sarah Kureshi, the Center’s Advisor Committee includes faculty, staff, fellows, and students.

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Equity Forward Campaign

Find curricular resources and professional development for faculty.

Equity Forward Faculty Campaign

Working Across GU and Beyond

Join us in training our next generation of health professionals to advance health equity fulfilling the Georgetown University ethos of Cura Personalis and Hoya for Others, and a vision of improving the world through knowledge and leadership!