Dr. Roderick K. King believes in transformational momentsâand he
believes that when it comes to achieving health equity and building
healthy communities, weâre in the middle of one right now.
As the health disparities expert told the audience at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF)âs annual conference last October,
weâre in the midst of âan unprecedented confluence of drivers for
change, including our countryâs changing demographics and pressures to
improve quality of care and reduce cost.â
As one of the newest members of The Albert
Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF)âs Board of Directors, King is working to
help Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life (alumni), and other emerging
and established professionals leverage this moment in ways that improve
health and well-being in vulnerable communities.
King is Senior Faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Disparities Solutions Center and an Instructor in the Department of
Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), as well as President of
Next Generation Consulting Group.
Among other roles, he has served as the Director for the Health
Resources and Services Administration, Boston Regional Division and as a
Commander in the US Public Health Service, US Department of Health and
We spoke with King about his personal journey, his belief in
results-based leadership models, and the steps emerging professionals
can take to help achieve health equity without burning out along the
Click here to read the full interview with King on ASF’s official blog.