I am pleased to present you with information about the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at MSM. I would like to invite you to explore the many exciting opportunities that we plan to offer fellows, scholars, individuals, groups, organizations and executives.


The mission of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute is to develop a diverse group of public health leaders, foster and support leadership strategies, and influence policies toward the reduction and ultimate elimination of disparities in health. I have had many opportunities to lead during my career in academia, in government and on boards of corporations and nonprofits. I hope to share some of what I have learned and to point to lessons from others.


These web pages include information on ;the SHLI organizational strategy and how we hope to realize our vision, and accomplish our mission and goals. As you become better acquainted with our institute and staff, I hope you will think of ways you can partner with us as we move toward sustainability.


There's a need for the development of leaders who will address the many issues related to healthcare access, delivery, and health promotion, all of which are pivotal to the elimination of health disparities.


If you would like more information about the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, please e-mail Yvonne Kirkland at


David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.



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