Educating the Healers and Leaders Remaking Medicine

The data are stark on health disparities in America’s under-resourced communities, but the prognosis for a better, fairer healthcare future is strong at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York. Newly installed dean Dr. Carmen Renee’ Green, a nationally known pain physician and expert on health policy and social determinants of health, is building on CCNY’s nearly 50-year tradition of educating diverse doctors to serve communities like their own. In conversation with CCNY President Vincent Boudreau, Dean Green explains that 80% of health and well-being is dependent on social determinants—making diversity, disparities, empathy, narrative medicine, and a greater understanding of treating pain essential to training America’s next-gen healers and leaders.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guest: Carmen Renee’ Green, MD, Dean and Anna and Irving Brodsky Medical Professor, CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY; Professor, CCNY Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

Recorded: November 11, 2021