October 16 Oct 16
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Monday Mon

HEAL Webinar: Pediatric Health Equity

Virtual via Zoom

Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is hosting a webinar with the Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Faculty Network to highlight efforts that explore and improve pediatric health equity. You will hear from pediatric health equity researchers who will discuss current and future directions in the field, and share their personal journeys into this research. The event will feature three 10-15 minute talks, followed by a Q&A session.


Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and, By Courtesy, of Education·Stanford University

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Chair of Policy and Community, and director of the Office for Child Health Equity at Stanford. Her academic focus is on reducing pediatric disparities. As the Harman Faculty Scholar she studies the evidence base for “Kinder Ready Clinics”, bridging early childhood education and pediatrics. Her research examines children with medical complexity, which led her to work Sacramento, increasing access to care in California. She is founder and co-director of the Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Track, a nationally replicated program training pediatricians to address child poverty through community and policy engagement. She co-founded the California Collaborative training over 800 pediatricians a year, now replicated in 8 states.

Baraka Floyd, MD, MSci

Clinical Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Pediatrics

She was appointed as Medical Director for the Peninsula Family Advocacy Program in 2020, which is a partnership between LPCH and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County that addresses legal issues that may negatively impact child health. Dr. Floyd championed the roll out of an inpatient food insecurity screening pilot at LPCH, obtaining the buy-in and integrating input of patient and family services, social work, nursing, case management, clinical care liaisons, and informatics. She also developed a postpartum/perinatal depression screening and universal social determinants of health screening protocol for all patients that can be integrated into EPIC. As a member of the Mid-Peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Coalition (iMPACt), Dr. Floyd has led collaborative efforts to support earned income tax credit and diaper distributions, and co-designed anti-racism professional development activities. Dr. Floyd has also contributed to the scholarship in health disparities, including publishing work in the use of social determinants of health to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 1 diabetes, and the creation of resources and screening protocols to support pediatricians and other healthcare workers in incorporating social determinants of health into patient screening.

Anisha Patel, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and, By Courtesy, of Epidemiology

Dr. Anisha Patel is a Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics with a Courtesy Appointment in Epidemiology. At Stanford, she is Director of Community-Engaged Research for the Maternal and Child Health Institute, Co-Director of Research for the Office of Child Health Equity, and an Associate Dean of Research in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Patel uses community-engaged research to address racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cardiometabolic diseases through intervention and policy approaches. She has built relationships with schools, childcare centers, community-based organizations, and advocates. Her research has informed local, state, and national policies. Dr. Patel earned an MD and MPH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completed pediatrics residency and chief residency at Stanford, a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and a post-doctoral fellowship in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Patel practices general pediatrics at the Gardner Packard Children's Health Center.

Carmin Powell, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Carmin Mari Powell (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Clinical Assistant Professor, and serves as the Medical Director for Pediatrics at Watsonville Community Hospital, an affiliate site of Stanford Children’s Health Network. Dr. Powell is the founder, and former co-director of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Program at Stanford Medicine, which develops the leadership and scholarship skills of residents and fellows across graduate medical education to address issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. She also serves as the Faculty Director for the Black Faculty Affinity Meetings (BFAM) which is a community support initiative committed to celebrating the diverse voices, significant contributions to the field of academic medicine, and excellence of our Black medical faculty across Stanford Medicine.