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Otis Brawley

Professor of oncology and epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

A luminary in the battle against cancer, Brawley leads an effort at Johns Hopkins to study and eliminate racial disparities in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For 11 years, until late 2018, he was chief medical officer and executive vice president at the American Cancer Society, where he worked to reduce over-screening for cancer and other diseases in U.S. hospitals. In his book, “How We Do Harm,” he argued that low-income Americans get too little health care and rich Americans get too much, leading to “dismal health outcomes on both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum.”

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  • Baltimore, MD


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