Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness
Dr. Adewale Troutman is director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness and a leading expert in health-equity issues. He is the founder of the Center for Health Equity in Louisville, which seeks to address glaring socioeconomic and racial inequities in health.
Dr. Troutman holds an M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as an M.P.H. from the Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Troutman also earned an M.A. in Black Studies from the State University of New York. He holds a Frederick Douglas Visiting Professorship from the University of Louisville School of pan-African studies.
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Host Renee Shaw explores how a growing group of people in Kentucky believe that the state’s health problems are based on social, economic and racial issues that are in need of pioneering and innovative public policy. This special is a companion edition to the PBS documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness and founder of the Center for Health Equity, discusses his background and his professional accomplishments. He also talks the PBS series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and the topics of that program, including the disparity in healthcare as it relates to social, economic and racial status.