Michele MA David, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine
MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
General field of research:
Women’s Health; Internal medicine; Public health; Health care advocacy; Health Disparities
Affiliations other than medicine:
Director, Community Health Programs at Boston
University, National Center for Excellence in Women’s Health
Co-Director, Haitian Health Institute at Boston Medical Center
Public Health Council Member
Co-Course director of leadership in Advocacy Block for the Department of Medicine Primary Care Residency Program
Ingelfinger Academy Advisor, Boston University School of Medicine
Preventive medicine; Immigrant health; Public health; Breast Cancer; Cervical Cancer
Summary of research interest:
Dr. David has focused her career on addressing issues of immigrant health and cross-cultural medicine. She has conducted research addressing health beliefs and their influence on patient views of the health care system, studying Hispanic, African American and Haitian populations. Because Dr. David’s interests include the amelioration of a range of public health problems, which affect communities of color, she has conducted educational campaigns on such diverse topics as respiratory illnesses, breast and cervical cancer, HIV disease, hypertension, nutrition, obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Michele David received the 2010 William A. Hinton Award. Dr. David was selected by Commissioner John Auerbach for this Award because of her many years of activism, commitment to public health, and tireless work to educate others in order that they may better understand, promote and support efforts to eliminate health inequities. This award is named in honor of one of the first African-American graduates of Harvard Medical School who made tremendous contributions in the field of immunology. A description of the award is at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/academics/public-health-practice/william-a-hinton-award-lecture/
Mostow C, Crosson J, Gordon S, Chapman S, Gonzalez P, Hardt E, Delgado L, James T, David M. Treating and precepting with RESPECT: a relational model addressing race, ethnicity, and culture in medical training. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May;25 Suppl 2:S146-54.
Pregler J; Freund KM; Phipps MG, Fife RS, Games B, Nunez AE, Seaver MR, Lazarus CJ, Raymond NC, Briller J, Uijtdehaage S, Moskovic CS, Guiton G, David M, Gabeau GV, Geller S, Meekma K, Moore C, Robertson C, Starto G. The heart truth professional education campaign on women and heart disease: needs asssessment evaluation results. Journal of Women’s health. J Women’s Health. 2009;18:1541-1547.
Green E, Freund K, Posner M, David M. 2005. Pap Smear Rates Among Haitian Immigrant Women in Eastern Massachusetts, Public Health Reports;120: 133-139.
David M, Ko L, Prudent N, Green EH, Posner MA, Freund KM. 2005. Mammography Use, J Natl Med Assoc; 67:253-260.
Bigby J, Ko L, Johnson N, David M, Ferrer B, and the REACH Boston 2010 Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition. 2003. A Community Approach to Addressing Disparities in Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality among Women of African Descent in Boston; Public Health Reports; 118: 338-348.
David M, Hanrahan JP, Carey V, Speizer FE, and Tager IB. 1996. Respiratory symptoms in Urban Hispanic and non-Hispanic White Women. Am J Respir Crit Care Med; 53:1285-91.