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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast

Episode #247 Black Health is Black Wealth with Dr. Zenobia Bryant

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Our guest is passionate about health equity, diversity equity, and inclusion, and has focused her career accordingly. Dr. Zenobia Bryant is the Founder and CEO of Black Health Black Wealth and, in this episode, we find out why black mental health, black physical health, and black financial health are, in fact, black wealth. Dr. Bryant has a Ph.D. in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and has countless other accomplishments to her name. In our conversation, we discuss the holistic nature of health, and Dr. Bryant explains how navigating racism and micro-aggressions leads to stress, which directly impacts one’s physical health. We also find out about the “Knowledge is Power” Community program and how Dr. Bryant is working to empower young black women in the public health space. To learn about the role of community in healing and growth, tips for overcoming imposter syndrome, and how to use data to make a difference, tune in with us today!

Meet Dr. Zenobia Bryant

Dr. Bryant has 7 years of specific experience as a dedicated public health professional and epidemiologist, with a strong interest in mental health and adolescent health. She has significant quantitative research and statistical analysis experience, resulting in a number of publications. Dr. Bryant brings strong writing skills and editing experience to all of her work, and she serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences; The Journal of Nutrition; the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health; and the American Journal of Public Health. She also is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and serves as an abstract reviewer for the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. Dr. Bryant strongly believes that good Black mental health, good Black physical health, and good Black financial health are wealth!

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Conversation Highlights

  • Info about the 2022 Public Health Consulting and Entrepreneurship Expo!

  • Dr. Zenobia Bryant’s background and experience in public health.

  • What caused her to fall in love with public health.

  • The population Dr. Bryant feels most passionately about.

  • Dr. Bryant’s passion for health equity, diversity equity, and inclusion.

  • The idea behind Black Health Black Wealth and how it came about.

  • Why her business extends to help empower young black women.

  • Dr. Bryant’s ideal customer/mentee for her “Knowledge is Power” Community program.

  • The role of community in healing and growth.

  • Dr. Bryant’s tactics for overcoming imposter syndrome.

  • The value of journaling!

  • Dr. Bryant’s ideal client on the corporate side, and the services she offers.

  • How Dr. Bryant’s understanding of public health helps her to better serve her clients and community by getting to the root of their issues.

  • How her understanding of epidemiology helps her to understand and prioritize her clients’ true issues.

  • The difference between quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Dr. Bryant’s advice for those looking to work in her industry niche.

  • Invitation to join Dr. Charlotte Hughes Huntley in person for the Business Strategy Workshop for Public Health Consultants in 2022!

Dr. Bryant's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates

"Be willing to have an open mind. Listen to the concerns and needs of your clients and as you progress, you may have to pivot your plan of action and that's okay." - Dr. Bryant

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