• Ayanna Buckner, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Ayanna Buckner, M.D., M.P.H.

    Assistant Professor and Clinical Director,Community Health and Preventive Medicine

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    Ayanna Buckner, M.D., M.P.H. serves as assistant professor and clinical director in the department of community health and preventive medicine, and she assumed the role of associate residency program director in 2008. Dr. Buckner participates in the day-to-day operation of the residency program along with the residency program director. Additionally, she participates in curriculum development, maintains accreditation standards, advises residents and participates in the resident selection process.

    A native of the Greater New Orleans area, Dr. Buckner received a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. She received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College and completed a combined residency program in internal medicine and preventive medicine at Griffin Hospital, an affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine. She also received a Master’s Degree in public health, with an emphasis in health management, from Yale University. Dr. Buckner is board certified in preventive medicine. Dr. Buckner is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and was a 2010 recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship. In 2011, Dr. Buckner was selected for the inaugural cohort of the National Medical Association Post-Graduate Section Top Physicians Under 40 Award Program.

    Dr. Buckner’s research public health interests include health disparities and social determinants of health, medical education, and emergency preparedness. She has also authored/co-authored several publications in these areas.