The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) recently announced the establishment of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Awards, honoring influential young minority leaders making a difference in health care. Congratulations to our very own DC Chapter President, Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP who received an award. The winners will be honored at the 2016 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and CBC Spring Health Braintrust. For more information about the awards and winners, see http://nmqf.org/40u40/.
CCI Health and Wellness Services, Director of Pediatrics and Educational Programs
Lanre Omojokun Falusi, MD, FAAP is a general pediatrician and the Pediatrics and Educational Programs Director at CCI Health and Wellness Services, a federally-qualified health center that serves over 50,000 individuals in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. In her role at CCI, Dr. Falusi focuses on quality improvement, coordinating pediatric care throughout the organization, outreach to community organizations, and educational seminars and programs for providers, students, and staff.
Dr. Falusi currently serves as President of the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (DC AAP) and as a member of national AAP’s Diversity and Inclusion committee. Dr. Falusi has spoken at past AAP annual National Conference and Exhibitions on the topics of urban poverty and social determinants of health, and she regularly provides testimony on local and national levels to promote child health and well-being.
Dr. Falusi attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed residency and chief residency at Children’s National Medical Center. During her training at Children’s National, and currently in her daily role as a pediatrician, she has often focused practices to reduce disparities: promoting positive parenting, screening for developmental delays, and forming community linkages with agencies that work to address school readiness and mitigate the effects of poverty.
Dr. Falusi’s professional interests and activities include early childhood development, obesity and nutrition education, minority and immigrant health, and precepting trainees in the office setting. Her greatest passion is spending quality time with her husband Yemi and their infant daughter.