Dr. Stella Safo to speak at Health Equity Event
University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy will welcome Dr. Stella Safo, board-certified HIV primary care physician and public health practitioner, to campus on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. Safo will speak at the University’s third annual Health Equity – I Can Make a Difference event, which is open to the public, and will take place in the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main.
Safo is dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to the best healthcare. As a black woman practicing medicine, Safo knows firsthand that systemic inequities are baked into healthcare delivery. That’s why redesigning our healthcare system to ensure that everyone has access to the best care is her life’s passion. She believes that now is the time to call attention to and work hard toward addressing those inequities.
Currently, Safo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she holds dual appointments in Medicine and Medical Education. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Montefiore Medical System where she serves as the current Director for the Social Medicine Curriculum. Her research areas focus on qualitative analyses of challenges to healthcare delivery for vulnerable populations around the world. She has lectured nationally and continues to teach and mentor students and trainees. In addition to consulting on projects around equitable care model design and to a commitment to social justice work, Safo also provides clinical care to HIV+ and LGBTQ+ patients in New York.
This event is made possible through the generosity of the College of Pharmacy, Student Government Association, UF Convocations Committee, and Walgreens Pharmacy.