Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brian K. Gibbs
Dr. Brian K. Gibbs is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center's Office for Diversity and assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
is a public health practitioner with 30 years of experience in health disparities reduction.
also is a senior consultant and advisor for Coordinated Services for the Improvement of Education, where he
provides consultation on cultural competency, diversity and inclusion, and public health strategies to reduce disparities in health and health care.
also prepares underrepresented minority students for academic success in college and university classrooms.
Prior to joining the UNM HSC, Dr. Gibbs was an assistant professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he served as the associate dean for diversity and cultural competence.
Prior to his work at Johns Hopkins, Gibbs spent 10 years as the founder and director of the Program to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health where he was a senior research scientist within the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Gibbs received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University where he was a Pew Health Policy Fellow.
dissertation research on the efficacy of hospital-based violence prevention programs.
completed post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health
He received his Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University.