Roderick K. King, MD, MPH

Adjunct Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center
Chief Executive Officer, Florida Institute for Health Innovation
(formerly the Florida Public Health Institute)
Assistant Dean of Public Health Education, Director – MD/MPH Program
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. King’s academic and health policy work focuses on improving the health of underserved communities via leadership and human capital development, and organizational/systems change. Dr. King has worked to improve the health of communities nationally and internationally via health policy development and training and facilitating collaborative leadership efforts to support leaders in creating aligned actions and measurable results for underserved communities. In particular, Dr. King has worked to improve the health of communities nationally through community organizing and collaborative leadership efforts to support leaders in creating aligned actions and measurable results.  This includes his work with the California Endowment, Boys of Men and Color Initiative that became the foundation of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative.  His other successes include the “Babies Born Healthy” Leadership action program for Baltimore City in 2007 (supported by the Robert Wood Johnson and Annie E. Casey Foundations) and “Step Up Savannah” (2008), a poverty eradication initiative in Georgia. Dr. King is currently leading the “Liberty City Community Collaborative for Change,” one of 18 American neighborhood projects selected by the BUILD Health Challenge to develop innovative, upstream approaches to improve community health. Working collaboratively with Liberty City neighborhood leaders, Dr. King is leading a multi-sector initiative to address crime and violence in Liberty City as barriers to community health.

Dr. King served from 2006-2009 as one of two Inaugural Institute of Medicine (IOM) Anniversary Fellows in the National Academy of Sciences where he served on the Board on Global Health and on the study committee, “The US Commitment to Global Health.” In 2011, He was selected for the new Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving to improve the quality of life for communities in the Western Hemisphere.  He most recently served as Chairman of the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Advisory Committee on Minority Health and on the Board of Directors for the Health Foundation of South Florida, Dental Services of Massachusetts/DentaQuest (DSM/DQ) and the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI).

Dr. King is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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