Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health & Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Inclusion, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Dr. Ravenell is an associate professor in NYU Langone’s Departments of Population Health and Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and finished a Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ravenell has been a principal investigator of multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant–funded clinical trials to test community-based strategies to improve colon cancer screening and cardiovascular disease prevention among Black men in urban settings. This work has led to a research network of over 200 community-based sites including churches, barbershops, mosques, and social service agencies. Dr. Ravenell’s community-based research was the subject of an invited TED talk he delivered in Vancouver, BC, in February 2016, which has received over 1 million views. Dr. Ravenell is also an established mentor for students, trainees, and junior faculty seeking careers in academic medicine and health disparities research. He continually cultivates a holistic approach to promoting health equity through research, scholarship, and mentorship.