In the first part of a two-part series on race, we’re talking to pediatrician, public health expert and What is Black? podcast host Dr. Jacqueline Dougé about the complex ways race and equity affect health outcomes and medical care. We'll define the buzzwords that seem to be everywhere these days, talk about our personal experiences, and learn about how race impacts both patients and providers.
Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP is a general pediatrician and public health professional who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Medical Degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Rutgers University. Dr. Dougé’s experience includes general pediatric practice, public health, school-based health centers, project management, policy development, program development, program evaluation, health promotion, health disparities, media, adolescent health, school health, cultural competency, and community engagement. In addition, Dr. Dougé is a writer and is the host, creator and producer of two podcasts, What is Black and Talking About Books for Kids. Dr. Dougé has served in several volunteer and leadership roles, including currently serving on the Frederick County Maryland Public School Racial Equity Committee. She’s also served as the American Academy of Pediatrics Public Health Special Interest Group Co-chair, member of the Howard County School Health Council, Practical Playbook National Advisory Committee Member, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, and Past President of the Maryland Public Health Association. She resides in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and two sons.