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Physician Scientist

Dr. Michelle Ogunwole, MD is a physician and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research is focused on racial disparities in maternal health outcomes among African American women. 


Dr. Ogunwole is a member of the Baltimore City Fetal Infant Mortality Review committee. In this role, she reviews cases and makes recommendations for improving fetal outcomes through improving chronic disease control in mothers, postpartum care continuity, and in select cases, communication between providers and patients as well as women's overall experiences of care during pregnancy. 


She serves on the Association of American Medical Colleges Quality improvement and Patient Safety competencies working group where she worked extensively on the health and healthcare equity domain of the recently published quality improvement and patient safety education competencies. She co-leads an anti-racism in medicine podcast where the goal is to give listeners the tools and consciousness to practice anti-racism in their clinical and/or public health practice. She actively works to improve the diversity of the healthcare workforce by participating in recruitment and application review for medical students, residents and faculty.


Due to her extensive research, expertise her speaker topics include: The role of the general internist in optimizing chronic medical conditions in the preconception period. Postpartum long-term health outcomes related to complications of pregnancy. African American women's experience with the healthcare system. Creating equitable, community driven quality improvement interventions around obstetric care for historically marginalized communities. Anti-racism in medical education.


- High Value Practice Academic Alliance Future Leaders Program 

- National institute of Minority Health Disparities Leadership Institute 2020 

- National Institute of health/National Medical Association Travel Award 

"Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader" 

- Toni Morrison

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