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Daniel E. Dawes Named as ‘One of the Important & Impactful Leaders in Life Sciences’ by STAT

21 Mar 2023

Daniel E. Dawes Named as ‘One of the Important & Impactful Leaders in Life Sciences’ by STAT

APB Speaker Daniel E. Dawes, the executive director of the newly founded Global Health Equity Institute at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., was recently recognized as one of the “names you need to know in life sciences” on the 2023 STATUS List. The list is compiled by STAT, a digital publication focused on health, medicine and life sciences.

Each year, STAT honors “the ultimate list of leaders in life sciences.” For 2023, 46 honorees were chosen. The editors and reporters who compiled the list placed special emphasis on people who have sought to help others and build community in these often-divisive times, the publication said.

Dawes, an internationally-recognized health policy expert, researcher and attorney, is responsible for developing a school of global public health by 2026 at the Institute. The future school will advance educational opportunities for current and prospective students while working to eliminate health disparities and increase health equity worldwide, according to Meharry. It will be the first school of its kind at a historically Black college or university.

“I'm honored to be named one of STAT News' 2023 STATUS List honorees for leaders in health, medicine and science, and thankful to the STAT reporters and editors for recognizing the contributions we have made and are making to address pressing issues impacting the advancement and achievement of health equity for every population group in the United States and beyond,” Dawes said.

Before joining the staff at Meharry, Dawes served as executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and was a professor of health law, policy and management. A trailblazer and nationally respected voice in the health equity movement, his scholarship and leadership, particularly the innovative political determinants of health framework that he pioneered, have resulted in increased policies and laws prioritizing health equity. He is the author of 150 Years of Obamacare and The Political Determinants of Health.

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