To illuminate the health disparities in communities of color that result from social determinants of health as well as structural racism in the healthcare delivery system and to reimagine healthcare with outcomes not determined by race or ethnicity.
Doug Robinson, MD, PhD, FACE, Co-Chair
Douglas Robinson, MD, PhD, FACE is an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist recently retired from Atrium Healthcare after a 27 year career. Prior to that he served 10 years as a medical officer and endocrinologist in the Navy. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and also holds a doctorate in biochemistry from that institution. He currently works as a volunteer physician at The Good Samaritan Clinic in Morganton, NC and serves as the legislative co-chair of Health Care Justice - NC (the Charlotte chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program).
David Keely, MD, Co-Chair
Dr. David Keely is a family medicine & public health physician who has been practicing in South Carolina for the past 43 years. He now does consulting on community-level public health & wellness projects, especially ones that promote evidence-based, "common-sense", regional- & community-level policy, environment, and systems change for a healthier America in the 21st Century. His main focus areas are tobacco product use-prevention and cessation-support, along with childhood obesity mitigation.
Dr. Keely is a 1972 honors graduate of Swarthmore College, a 1976 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, after which he received his Family Medicine Residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina, and subsequently his Public Health training in epidemiology & biostatistics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Most recently, over the past ten years, Dr. Keely has become a health activist in the area of healthcare system reform in the United States. He currently is President of Healthcare For All - South Carolina, a state-wide chapter of the Physicians for a National Health Program national organization, whose mission is to bring universal, equitable, sustainable, and affordable health care to the entire U.S. population through an improved and expanded "Medicare for all", single-payer-financed model.
Dr. Keely resides in Rock Hill with his loving wife of 46 years, Beverley. They have three married adult children, and they enjoy spending as much time as they can with their seven wonderful grandchildren!