Alisa M. Hughley

Healthcare consultant, patient advocate, public speaker and blogger Alisa Hughley earned a bachelor of science in biology from Howard University and a masters of public health, concentrating in health policy and management, from Emory University. While pursuing her MPH, she researched race- and class-based health disparities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and later designed an instrument that measures health utility in diabetic patients. Her consultancy has included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health; a network of upstate New York hospitals, clinics and nursing homes; health insurance companies and divisions of the Bon Secours Health System in Maryland. She designs and evaluates health communications campaigns; advises healthcare organizations in community engagement; promotes organ donation and end-of-life (advance) planning. Hughley has taught bioethics at Howard University College of Medicine to students across all the health science disciplines. In 2012, she was selected to attend TEDMED as a Front Line Scholar. She is co-host of the Health Communications Health Literacy and Social Sciences tweet chat and blogs at enBloom, her multimedia health news and advocacy website. Invite Alisa to speak at your next event.