Meet Amy R. Sheon, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Sheon is the Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her 25+ years of experience in government, academia and the non-profit sectors are being used to leverage the assets of CWRU in making an impact on the health of people living in Cleveland. Dr. Sheon recently completed the Childhood Obesity Prevention Mission Project, which she co-directed at the non-profit Altarum Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to returning to Ohio, Sheon was instrumental in the establishment of three different centers at the University of Michigan, focused on clinical research, ethical issues in the life sciences, and improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged youth. Dr. Sheon also worked at the National Institutes of Health on maternal-infant HIV transmission, HIV prevention studies, and cancer genetics. She earned an MPH at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Sheon on Digital Redlining and Health inequity

“There’s a disconnect between healthcare pushing for online connectivity with patients, moving beyond the walls of the health system but not realizing that particularly low-income patients and older patients may not have very technologically advanced devices, if at all. they may not have data plans, broadband at home, or the skills to use patient portals. ”

— Amy Sheon, Ph.D., M.P.H

This interview was recorded at Node.Health Digital Health Conference.

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