We are excited to share that Dr. Hannibal Person will join the Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE) as the medical director beginning November 2023. Hannibal is a gastroenterologist and psychiatrist in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Hannibal has a long history of focusing on health equity program development. He has contributed his skill set to the Department of Pediatrics' research initiative as a co-investigator and co-facilitator for the Bias Reduction in Medicine tailored for pediatrics (BRIMP+).
Hannibal will work in partnership with CDHE senior leadership, including us, Alicia Tieder, Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding, and Myra Gregorian, alongside Maya Scott, CDHE director and the CDHE research director — a position held by Dr. Brian Saelens as interim. At the same time, we complete the recruitment of a permanent leader. The CDHE medical director provides leadership to advance the CDHE mission to identify and eliminate health inequities for children, families, and communities through an inclusive and anti-racist framework.