Joyce Sackey, M.D., is Dean of Global Health & Multicultural Affairs and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as a practicing internist at Tufts Medical Center. Under Dr. Sackey’s direction, Tufts University School of Medicine’s global health programs encourage faculty, staff and students’ efforts to engage in collaborative research, education and training with colleagues in countries around the world, including India, Panama, Haiti, Ghana, Nicaragua and Namibia. Dr. Sackey also spearheads Tufts’ commitment to promoting diversity and equality in the health science professions by working to recruit and graduate people with backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field. She also manages the school’s “pipeline” programs, which work with middle and high school students as well as college students to increase minority students’ interest in and inspire young people to consider the fields of medicine, biomedical sciences, and health professions.
Dr. Sackey can speak about:
- Global health
- Cultural competency education and cross-cultural medicine
- Workforce diversity in the biomedical sciences and health professions
- Health care disparities