Renaisa S. Anthony

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Center for Reducing Health Disparities

984340 Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
Omaha, NE
68198-4340
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Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH is a licensed physician, the Deputy Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She grew up in the inner city of Detroit, MI, and is committed to improving the health of disadvantaged populations through the practice of medicine, public health and policy. She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago, masters of public health from Harvard University, medical training at Vanderbilt University and policy experience at the National Institutes of Health and Office of the Surgeon General. Dr. Anthony teaches future generations of health professionals and serves as the Principal Investigator on multiple research and community engaged efforts. Dr. Anthony is a highly sought after federal grant reviewer and chair for the CDC, NIH, HRSA, OMH and OWH. She is the recipient of multiple awards and honors. In 2008, she was honored by the US Surgeon General for her contribution to the U.S. Surgeon General's Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth. In 2009, she testified before Congress emphasizing the urgent need for health care reform to reduce health disparities and improve maternal and child health and was present during the historic passing of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3672). In 2010, she received the American Public Health Association's Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy Award and most recently in 2011 she earned the National Medical Association's Top Physician Under 40 Award. In 2012, Dr. Anthony delivered a TEDx Talk entitled "A Recipe for Health Equity" available on YOUTUBE. Dr. Anthony continues to seek solutions to eliminate health disparities through research, education, and service to improve the health of all populations. She is featured in Today's Omaha Woman at http://www.todaysomahawoman.com/news/fall-2014/renaisa-anthony/

Citation:
Anthony, Renaisa, Martinez, Diane, Garner, Elizabeth I. (2006). "Utilization of a Multimedia Educational Intervention: A Pilot Study for Increasing HPV, Pap Smear and Cervical Cancer Knowledge." Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, 101: 132.
Abstract: Anthony, R. - "The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages": drafted and edited sections of the book for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health (OWH).
Citation:
Anthony, R., Martinez, D., Garner, E. (2006). "Predictors of HPV, Pap Smear, and Cervical Cancer Knowledge in Young Women." Journal of Gynecologic Oncology, 101: 137.
Abstract: Anthony, R. Physician's Testimony: A personal account of health care experiences selected and published online by Doctors for Obama and Doctors for America.
Citation:
Anthony, R, Manske, S. (2012). “Health Disparities in Heart Disease: A Heartbreaking Reality.” Groundbreaker International Newsletter.
Citation:
Su, Dejun, Huang, Terry, Anthony, Renaisa. "Parental Perception of Child Bodyweight and Health Among Mexican-American Children with Acanthosis Nigricans." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2013): 1-8.

Substantive Focus:
Health Policy PRIMARY

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Keywords

HEALTH DISPARITIES WOMEN'S HEALTH MINORITY HEALTH MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH HEALTH EQUITY ADOLESCENT HEALTH SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SEXUAL HEALTH REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH