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Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Office of Diversity Education and Research
Associate Vice President For Institutional Equity

Research Interests: health disparities, social determinants of cardiovascular health

Committee Chair: Health Equity and Social Justice Committee

The Associate Dean for Diversity Education and Research oversees an array of pipeline programs from middle school through undergraduate programs. She develops medical education curriculum on health equity and social determinants of health.  She chairs the Health Equity and Social Justice Work Group of the College of Medicine.

In addition to her administrative role at SUNY Downstate, she teaches first year medical students, trains junior faculty in research methodology, conducts research addressing health disparities and social determinants, sits on NIH study sections. Prior to joining SUNY Downstate, she was the Principal investigator of the NIH funded Center of Excellence for Disparities Research and Community Engagement and chaired the Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section of the  NIH.   

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers