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Episode #248 Addressing Healthcare Inequities, With Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH


On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast


“Be hungry, be curious, and be humble” is Dr. Bryan Buckley’s mantra, and this mantra is what guides him in his work as a public health professional. Dr. Buckley is a multidimensional healthcare professional, educator, and researcher who works as a Fellow at the Medstar Health Institute for Quality and Safety and as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. In this episode, Dr. Buckley shares how a recommendation he received from a professor during his undergraduate degree led him into public health, and why he is so passionate about the field. Although Dr. Buckley wears many different hats, his main areas of focus are addressing health inequities and improving the well-being of where people live, work, and play. Listen to this week’s episode to get the full scope of the incredible work that Dr. Buckley is doing!


Meet Dr. Buckley


Dr. Bryan O. Buckley is a Fellow with Medstar Health Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS), where he leads and supports healthcare delivery research, education, and consulting related to community health, patient safety, and quality. An Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Buckley teaches in the Georgetown Executive Masters’ in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership and faculty for the community-based learning program, which partners medical students with community-based organizations. He is a Board Member of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, Founding Executive Board Member of the DrPH Coalition, and on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association.


Listen To This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast


Conversation Highlights


  • The many roles held by this episode’s guest, Dr. Bryan Buckley.

  • A recommendation from a professor which completely altered the course of Dr. Buckley’s life.

  • Healthcare inequities; Dr. Buckley explains how he is working to eliminate them.

  • What Dr. Buckley is currently focusing on as a fellow at Medstar Health Institute.

  • The courses that Dr. Buckley teaches at Georgetown University.

  • A valuable diagnostic tool that Dr. Buckley helped create.

  • The importance of looking at history in order to understand the present.

  • Dr. Buckley’s understanding of public health and epidemiology, and how this guides his work.

  • Why “Be hungry, be curious, and be humble” is Dr. Buckley’s mantra.

  • Where you can get in touch with Dr. Buckley.


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


"Be hungry, be curious, and be humble. What's the problem you want to solve, ask why and challenge assumptions and know public health is a team effort." - Dr. Buckley

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