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SOCIAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC POLICY PLENARY SPEAKER

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More Pleasure, More Joy

Madeline Sutton, MD, MPH, FACOG
Founder and CEO of OneBrain4Health, Dr. Madeline MD, and Harlem STEMUp!
Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Former Team Leader, Minority Health and Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC


Dr. Madeline Sutton is the Founder and CEO of OneBrain4Health, an LLC aimed at achieving health equity through community-based science and mentoring. She is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with > 22 years of patient care experience, medical epidemiologist, nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant. She’s a retired veteran of the US. Public Health Service (CAPTAIN), having served as the Team Lead for the Minority Health and Health Equity Research Team in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, she worked directly with underserved communities and historically underrepresented/historically excluded early-career scientists by mentoring, conducting research, presenting at domestic and international conferences, and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts; all to help shift toward greater health equity. In 2016, she received the CDC's highest honor award for leading workforce diversity and mentoring early-career scientists for ongoing and future careers in public health. Post-CDC, she remains passionate about mentoring historically underrepresented, early-career scientists and clinicians. To date, she has proudly mentored over 90 early-career scientists, researchers, and residents. She’s also provided care and instruction internationally through mission work and clinical trainings in Haiti, South Africa, and Ghana. Dr. Sutton has presented at numerous scientific meetings and published over 160 scientific articles and book chapters. She has authored two books to date: 1-Our Communities, Our Sexual Health: Awareness and Prevention for African-Americans, which explores the historical and modern-day context of sexual health in Black and Brown communities, and 2-In Control: Everything You Need to Know about Worry-free, Joyful Sex, in which she shares details about birth control options and ways to reach and enjoy more sexual freedom and control.  She maintains a faculty appointment at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also shares medical information via social media posts (@DrMadelineMD), and in several media outlets to ensure increased access to accurate and scientifically-based sexual and reproductive health information, especially for underserved communities. Her mission is simple: Improve access to information and health outcomes for everyone, especially women of color. Dr. Sutton earned her Bachelors in Science (BS) in Psychology/Pre-med from Georgetown University, her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, respectively.  She completed her OB/GYN internship and residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Dr. Sutton has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) since the year 2000. She recently founded the 501c3 non-profit Harlem STEM Up!, which focuses on supporting STEM education and career opportunities for primarily Black and Latinx/Hispanic youth in Harlem, NYC, which is where she grew up. 


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