2022 Annual Benefit Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Oxiris BArbot, M.D.

Senior Fellow For Public Health & Justice Former Commissioner of Health, NYC 

Dr. Barbot is an innovative public health leader committed to addressing racial health inequities in urban centers. Uniquely, she served as health commissioner of Baltimore and New York City, bringing high impact innovations to both settings that consistently elevated health equity. Most recently, she led the NYC Health Department through COVID’s first wave with an explicit health equity lens, science-based decision-making and drawing on skills in emergency preparedness and response.  Prior to that she also navigated NYC’s worst measles outbreak in 30 years and led Baltimore in achieving record reductions in racial disparities in infant deaths. 

Currently, Dr. Barbot is Senior Fellow for Public Health and Social Justice at The JPB Foundation and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed her pediatric training at George Washington University – Children’s National Medical Center.