Dr. 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.

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