Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity & Community Initiativesat Florida International University, Dr Cheryl Holder connects the dots between climate related issues and the impact on health
Associate Dean at the Florida International University, Dr Cheryl Holder connects the dots between climate related issues and the impact on health.Cheryl L Holder, M.D., has dedicated her career to caring for underserved populations and promoting diversity in the health professions through pipeline programs. Holder is a founding faculty member of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
As the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives, Holder integrates diversity, inclusivity, and social justice in all HWCOM programs and operations. She also teaches medical, nursing, social work, and physician assistant students about working in underserved communities through the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program.
Holder began her career in 1987 as a National Health Service Corp Scholar working with medically underserved communities in South Florida. From 1990 to 2009, she served as medical director for Jackson Health System’s North Dade Health Center, where she developed an HIV care and treatment program and directed the first school-based health center in Miami-Dade County.
In her presentation, Dr Holder says that "climate solutions are health solutions and improved access to foods that are not over processed and not all imported will hopefully drive a better health outcome in an urgent manner." Dr Holder delivered the presentation at the 6thGrowth and Resilience Dialogue.
Associate Dean at the Florida International University, Dr Cheryl Holder
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