Quality Talks 2021: Dr. Marcee Wilder & the Fight against Structural Racism in Health Care

Marcee Wilder is an Assistant Professor at George Washington University in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She received a B.S. in Biology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 2003. After college, she completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Brooklyn College. She then worked for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 4 years as a research associate and served as an adjunct professor at the Brooklyn College School of Public Health. Although she found her work fulfilling, she left these positions to complete an M.D. at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. She fell in love with emergency medicine and returned to New York to attend residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While at Mount Sinai, Marcee participated in and developed several clinical studies examining racial disparities in emergency department care. She then completed a 2-year clinical research fellowship at George Washington University, focusing on disparities and health outcomes. She was recently awarded funding from National Institute of Health (NIH) to examine social determinants of health and their effect on outcomes including medication adherence and emergency department visits. Her current research focus is examining effective interventions that may reduce health disparities through improving social determinants. She is passionate about health equity and disparities, and hopes to contribute to the field through research. She lives with her husband Chaz, and her two daughters Cynthia and Miah in Washington, DC.