Our guest speaker for this years Homecoming Worship Service will be Dr. David M. Carlisle, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. David M. Carlisle is the President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
CDU is a 600-student private, non-profit, non-sectarian university in South Central Los Angeles and is the only dually-designated Historically Black Graduate Institution and Hispanic-Serving Health Professions School in the United States. The University is comprised of a College of Medicine, The Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, and a College of Science and Health (Allied Health). Its mission is to conduct education, research and clinical services in the context of community engagement to train health professionals who promote wellness, provide care with excellence and compassion, and transform the health of underserved communities.
Dr. Carlisle advocated for greater diversity within the health care industry throughout his career, specifically focusing on health disparities, health care quality, and access to care. He has been a member of the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1992. During that period, he also consulted for the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Studies. In 2007, he became a senior fellow at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.
He earned his Medical Degree in 1981 from Brown University; his Master of Public Health in 1988 from UCLA; and his Ph.D. in Health Services Research in 1992 from UCLA’s Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. While in Westwood, Dr. Carlisle served as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar from 1988-90.
Dr. Carlisle and his spouse Dr. Sylvia Carlisle have a son, David, and a daughter, Aimee.
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