Uché Blackstock, MD

Dr. Uché Blackstock is a thought leader and sought-after speaker on bias and racism in health care. She is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with healthcare and related organizations to address racism in healthcare and to eradicate racial health inequities, through trainings and consulting services.

In 2019, Dr. Blackstock was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With”. In 2020, she was one of thirty-one inaugural leaders awarded an unrestricted grant for her advocacy work from the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund.


Dr. Blackstock’s writing has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Scientific American, the Washington Post and STAT News for the Boston Globe. Since June 2020, she has been a Yahoo News Medical Contributor and appears regularly on cable and broadcast news programming to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and to amplify the message around racial health inequities.


She is a former Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the former Faculty Director for Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion in the Office of Diversity Affairs at NYU School of Medicine. She left her faculty position at NYU School of Medicine in December 2019 after almost 10 years to focus on Advancing Health Equity.


Dr. Blackstock received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. She currently lives in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York with her two small children.

Uché Blackstock, MD appears in the following:

The Racial Disparities in NY's Vaccine Rollout

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Black and Latino people in New York City have died from Covid-19 at twice the rate of white New Yorkers, but now they're being vaccinated at half the rate.

A COVID Vaccine is (Just About) Here

Friday, December 11, 2020

Uché Blackstock, M.D., discusses coronavirus vaccine distribution including uncertainties and concerns from an equitable standpoint.

The COVID Latest: Upticks in the City; The ACA and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Uché Blackstock on the ACA, plus mitigating the disparities exposed by COVID.

COVID-19 Infections Surge Across the Country

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dr. Uché Blackstock weighs in on the surge of Covid-19 cases in states around the country.