Derek Griffith

Derek M. Griffith

Founder and Co-Director – Racial Justice Institute, Founder and Director – Center for Men's Health Equity, Professor of Health Management and Policy and Oncology – Georgetown University

Dr. Derek M. Griffith is a Founding Co-Director of the Racial Justice Institute, Founder and Director of the Center for Men’s Health Equity, Member of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Professor of Health Management & Policy and Oncology at Georgetown University. He also serves as the Chair of Global Action on Men’s Health – a global men’s health advocacy organization. Trained in psychology and public health, Dr. Griffith’s program of research focuses on developing anti-racism approaches to achieve racial, ethnic, and gender equity in health. His research has explored how notions of manhood, trustworthiness, intersectionality, and individual tailoring can be incorporated into community-based and policy strategies to promote health and well-being. Dr. Griffith is a contributor to and editor of three books and the author of 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He has been the principal investigator of research grants from the American Cancer Society, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and several institutes within the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Griffith serves on the editorial boards of several public health and men’s health journals. Recently, he received a citation from the president of the American Psychological Association, “For his extraordinary leadership in addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation and specifically for African American and Latino men”.

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