Marcella Nunez-Smith
Marcella Nunez-Smith
C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Management, Inaugural Associate Dean for Health Equity Research, Founding Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC)
Yale School of Medicine
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Swarthmore College, 1996, BA, Biological Anthropology and Psychology; Jefferson Medical College, 2001, MD; Yale University, 2006 MHS

Professional Area

Health, healthcare equity for structurally marginalized populations — emphasis on community engagement, healthcare workforce diversity, and development, patient-reported measurements of healthcare quality, and regional strategies to reduce the global burden of non-communicable diseases; social and structural determinants of health, systemic influences, health equity improvement, and community-academic partnered scholarship


For notable contributions to health equity that have been distinguished nationally, including being named chair of the Governor’s ReOpen CT Advisory Group Community Committee, co-chair of President Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, and chair of the U.S. COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.