Joedrecka Brown Speights, MD
BioDr. Joedrecka S. Brown Speights is a professor and chair in the Rural Medical Education Program at the Florida State University College of Medicine, fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and fellowship trained in maternal child health (MCH). She is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Distinguished Service Award, Florida State University. Her experience includes serving as medical director of the National Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Office of Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services at Turley Family Health Center (USF Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency), where she practiced full scope family medicine including operative obstetrics, and global health.
She is an alumna of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and completed medical training at Emory University School of Medicine before completing her residency at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency in Jacksonville, Florida.
Her interests include promotion of health equity through community-engaged research, clinical care, advocacy and education. She is also focused on faculty vitality, mentoring, wellness promotion and empowerment of women and girls. She is a 2021 Gold Humanism Honor Society inductee and faculty for AAFP Leading Physician Wellbeing.
Learn more about Joedrecka's work:
Am I My Sister’s Mentor?: Why Mentoring Underrepresented Minority Medical and Public Health Faculty Can Improve the Health of Black Women
Teaching About Racism in Medical Education: A Mixed-Method Analysis of a Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Workshop
Racial Equality in Infant Outcomes: A Call to Action
Pockets of progress amidst persistent racial disparities in low birthweight rates
Creating Health Equity Curricula
Addressing Racism in Medical Education An Interactive Training Module
Authors’ Reply “Racism Education is Needed at All Levels of Training”
Traversing Traditions: Prenatal Care and Birthing Practice Preferences Among Black Women in North Florida
Racism as Experienced by Physicians of Color in the Health Care Setting
Engaging African American women in research: an approach to eliminate health disparities in the African American community
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Curricula in US Medical Schools: A CERA Study
State-Level Progress in Reducing the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap, United States, 1999-2013