Jill interviews Dr. Cindy Duke, an OB/GYN, virologist and health advocate. Dr. Duke shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus, and how they have been amplified by misinformation and longstanding mistrust of the healthcare system. She also discusses ways that you can get involved and help these communities during COVID.
Cindy M.P. Duke is a M.D. Ph.D trained Physician Scientist and Entrepreneur who is Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Duke is the Physician Founder, Medical Director and Lab Director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She is also a Ph.D. trained, award winning, Virologist whose research interests centered on the interplay of viruses with the human immune system. Dr. Cindy is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine where she plays a role in Resident and Medical Student Education. Her current Research efforts have focused on the intersection of Healthcare delivery with technology and how that can be used to close gaps in accessing medical care.
Outside of her clinical work and research, Dr. Duke understands the value of giving back to her community which she views as the global village. One facet of Dr. Duke’s extracurricular work includes outreach to women and girls to encourage/foster their continued interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Dr. Duke is the Host and Producer of the ‘Girl Powered Success & Survival International’ (aka GriPSSI) Podcast. This podcast is aimed at highlighting the work and dynamic career paths of women and girls around the globe! You can find and subscribe to the GriPSSI podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public and Google Play! Dr. Duke is also the Producer of a number of informative online programs aimed at debunking myths surrounding Fertility/Infertility amongst Men and Women in the Diaspora! She is also actively creating and curating information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 for the general public.
How you can help:
Contact your government representatives to find ways that you can help
Contact local food banks
You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism.