Joedrecka S. Brown Speights, MD

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Joedrecka S. Brown Speights, MD - Professor and Chair, Family Medicine and Rural Health at 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 the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and completed medical training at Emory University School of Medicine before completing the St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency (FL). She is an inaugural fellow of the George Washington University Leaders for Health Equity International Fellowship, now Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity. 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. Her favorite times are with her husband, Gregory, and family.

Focus: Devoted to the elimination of health disparities and the promotion of health equity especially in maternal and child health and black infant mortality.

Lives in: Tallahassee, Florida, United States