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

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. 

Founding Director and Senior Advisor

Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Community Health & Preventive Medicine
Location: National Center for Primary Care, Room 238
Phone: 404-752-8654
E-mail: dsatcher@msm.edu


Case Western Reserve University
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Morehouse College
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Research Interests

Health Policy Implementation

Health Disparities and Health Equity

Board Certification

American College of Physicians

American College of Preventive

Medicine American Board of Family Practice

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Board of Family Practice


Zhang s., McGoy S.L., Dawes D., Fransua M., Rust G., Satcher D. The potential for elimination of racial-ethnic disparitites in HIV treatment initiation in the Medicaid population among 14 southern states. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 25;9(4):e96148. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096148. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24769625

Satcher D. 1988-1990: A Look Book. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 Feb;25(1Suppl):vi-ix. doi:10.1353/hpu.2014.0065. PMID: 24583496

Okafor M, Sarpong DF, Ferguson A, Satcher D. Improving health outcomes of children through effective parenting: model and methods. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Dec 23;11(1):296-311. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110100296. PMID: 24366048

Coleman E, Elders J, Satcher D, Shindel A, Parish S, Kenagy G, Bayer CR, Knudson G, Kingsberg S, Clayton A, Lunn MR, Goldsmith E, Tsai P, Light A. Summit on medical school education in sexual health: report of an expert consultation. J Sex Med. 2013 Apr;10(4):924-38. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12142. PMID: 23551542

Carter R, Satcher D, Coelho T. Addressing stigma through social inclusion. Am J Public Health. 2013 May;103(5):773. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301167. Epub 2013 Mar 14. PMID: 23488497 

Satcher D. Addressing sexual health: looking back, looking forward. Public Health Rep. 2013 Mar-Apr;128 Suppl 1:111-4. PMID: 23450892

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Honors and Awards

Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award- Indiana University Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

Dr. Louis C. Brown Vanguard Award- Morehouse School of Medicine

100 Black Men of America, Inc. Chairman’s Award for Leadership in Health & Wellness

University of California, Berkeley Public Health Hero Award

Sedgwick Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health, American Public Health Association 

The Sankofa Bird Award, Tuskegee University