Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, Ph.D., MPH
2020 Bray Health Leadership Lecture
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, Ph.D., MPH is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.
She is a past president of the American Public Health Association and was the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Rollins School of Public Health and served as a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Her allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a National Campaign Against Racism.
Read more about Camara's presentation on Synergies.
The Tammy Bray Endowment in Health Leadership and Innovation was established by Tammy Bray, founding dean of the college, and her husband, John, with much appreciated contributions from alumni and supporters. The fund, sparking the Bray Health Leadership Lecture, is intended to bring to campus high-profile health leaders to inspire students, faculty and the community.
The first lecture featured Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the nation’s 19th Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy discussed mental health and the role of community. The lecture was held in Portland, Ore., in 2018.