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Tiffany A. Cornwall, MPH

Tiffany Cornwall is a leader in health equity research and strategy, with demonstrated experience across diverse sectors such as academia, consulting, non-profit organizations, and healthcare insurance.



ABOUT

Tiffany A. Cornwall, MPH

Tiffany Cornwall is a leader in health equity research and strategy, with demonstrated experience across diverse sectors such as academia, consulting, non-profit organizations, and healthcare insurance.

FEATURED PUBLICATION:

How predominantly white hospital leadership teams hurt care for people of color

COMMENTS ABOUT THE ARTICLE:

  • “You guided the reader through both the problem and specific solutions in a way that are both comprehensive yet digestible – that is truly an art. Can’t wait to read what you write next!” -IDEA Analyst, Advancing Health Equity

  • “This is a phenomenal piece and should be an assigned reading in graduate courses. Notably, and should be read in its entirety for those assuming leadership roles in healthcare and in academic spaces. BRAVO!” -Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program 

  • “This is a phenomenal piece and should be an assigned reading in graduate courses. Notably, and should be read in its entirety for those assuming leadership roles in healthcare and in academic spaces. BRAVO!” -Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program 

  • “Beyond proud of our Advancing Health Equity IDEA Analyst, Tiffany Cornwall, for this very important piece on the dire consequences patients, like her father, have faced from lack of diversity in healthcare leadership.” -Founder and CEO, Advancing Health Equity 

  • “A must-read piece on the importance of diversity in healthcare workforce and leadership, in particular, by my friend and colleague. DEI is not just a checkbox – there are material consequences.” – Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan & RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar (HPRS) 

  • “What a poignant piece. May dad rest in peace and healthcare embrace more diverse leadership at the top.” -Associate Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Montefiore Health System

  • “You raise critically important areas for improvement.” -Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health

  • “Excellent article! Thank you for bringing this important, and often ignored, topic to light.” –Associate Director of Health Equity, UnitedHealth Group

    Tiffany Cornwall is a leader in health equity research and strategy, with demonstrated experience across diverse sectors such as academia, consulting, non-profit organizations, and healthcare insurance. Currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Tiffany has undergone rigorous training in public health, supported by the esteemed Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholar award. She leads her own research agenda and frequently collaborates with interdisciplinary teams that are dedicated to leadership, equity, social justice, and innovation. 

    Tiffany applies a health equity lens to her work and communications. Through her research, she delves into the intersection of health equity and organizational management, critically assessing the efficacy of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and health equity initiatives within healthcare organizations. She particularly emphasizes diverse talent acquisition and retention, exploring strategies for building sustainable DEI and health equity teams.

    As a scholarship recipient of the Op-Ed Project, an organization dedicated to amplifying diverse voices and fostering impactful ideas, Tiffany leverages her ability to distill research into concise and accessible materials. She finds fulfillment in writing op-ed pieces for platforms like STAT News and is actively crafting and preparing to submit her work to outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan School of Management.

    As the inaugural Health Equity Doctoral Fellow at UnitedHealth Group, Tiffany collaborates closely with senior leadership to establish the Office of Health Equity as a thought leader in the healthcare industry. She plays an instrumental role in writing and editing content on health equity issues for internal communications. The content has helped educate and inspire team members, with the goal of making sure all 430,000 global employees view their work in healthcare through a health equity lens. During her time at United, one of her greatest achievements was co-developing a multi-million dollar budget and portfolio of proposed strategic partnerships that directly support health equity for vulnerable populations nationwide. Tiffany effectively presented to senior leadership, communicating the benefits and risks associated with potential partnerships and its alignment with the enterprise’s business needs.

    In her role as an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Analyst at Advancing Health Equity, Tiffany plays a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission to dismantle racism in healthcare and eliminate health disparities. She assists organizations in integrating complex health equity principles and frameworks, contributing to the development of a health equity assessment tool that gauges an organization’s progress on their health equity journey. 

    Tiffany holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Public Health at Spelman College, where she achieved Phi Beta Kappa distinction. She is a proud first-generation Jamaican and alumna of A Better Chance and the Wadleigh Scholars Program in New York City. 

    COMMUNITIES TIFFANY IS A MEMBER OF:

    Selected as a member of Forbes newest community, Forbes Blk

    The mission of ForbesBLK is to champion a global community of Black entrepreneurs, professionals, leaders and creators that are driving systematic change in business, culture and society. Our community of exceptional leaders of color are breaking down barriers, creating more equitable economies, and driving a new culture of connection, collaboration and change. In order to support our community, ForbesBLK shares inspiring content and curates in-person and digitally based networking opportunities to foster professional development, entrepreneurship, and cultural change.

    Selected as a member of Cohort Sistas

    Cohort Sistas provides digital resources, mentorship, and community for Black women and non-binary people pursuing research doctorates. Cohort Sistas believes that Black women and non-binary people should be able to enter, thrive in, and complete doctoral programs with the same institutional, financial, and socio-emotional support, mentorship, and opportunities as other students.

    Selected as a member of The Op-Ed project

    The OpEd Project’s mission is to change who writes history. We value a radically inclusive society that moves us toward freedom and justice. We do this by accelerating the ideas and impact of underrepresented thinkers, including women of all backgrounds. Because of our values, we reject racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, nativism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, white supremacy, violence, bigotry, and abuse in all forms.

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