About the Speaker: Named among the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health by the National Quality Forum, Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins' contributions have been featured in media outlets such as ABC World News, The Grio, Philadelphia Inquirer,
The Philadelphia Tribune, and NBC. He serves as a fellow within the Veteran’s Health Administration’s Office of Minority Health and on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Equity. Enlightening
the masses on how racism negatively influences health, he leverages innovative data-driven strategies to improve the quality of health and the standards of healthcare services of racial and ethnic minorities.
Dr. Jenkins keenly delivers evidence-based solutions to dismantle the effects of racism from health, healthcare, and healthcare decision-making. Dr. Jenkins articulates his real-life experiences and enduring knowledge through powerful presentations, lasting
empathy, and straight-talks to lead strategies focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion-to-action. He has successfully navigated academics, healthcare, and corporate arenas as both a thought-leader and consultant working with notable clients such
as McDonald’s, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, The United States Coast Guard Academy, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Acknowledged as a national authority on racism in medicine, Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins has collaborated with
36 hospital associations and a multitude of healthcare systems on how to bring equity to healthcare organizations.
Prior to embarking on a professional voyage as a Lecturer within the Ivy League, Dr. Jenkins covered many major sports and entertainment events throughout the state of North Carolina. Famous across the state as the First Announcer to host the Central
Intercollegiate Athletic Associations’ (CIAA) Super Saturdays, he relished entertaining crowds of 20,000+ sports fanatics for six consecutive years from 2000 to 2006. He was also the first weekend host of the North Carolina Educational Lottery
and has served as the Public Speaker Announcer for North Carolina Central University and the On-Field Announcer for the Triple-A Affiliate for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Durham Bulls. In the past, Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins has served as a Writer
for The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC, and a Columnist for the Durham Herald-Sun and BlackDoctor.org. He attained his Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Central University, a Master’s Degree from Florida A&M University, and received
his Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology & Law from the University of Florida. Dr. Jenkins presently serves as the Lecturer and Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.