Roderick K King

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice

(305) 243-6122
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Field of Interest: Improving the Health of Underserved Communities

Roderick K. King, MD, MPH is currently Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Director of the MD/MPH Program, and Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics in the Miller School of Medicine. He is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (d.b.a. Florida Public Health Institute). He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute for Health Policy. Prior to coming to the University of Miami, Dr. King held appointments at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School where he was formerly Director of the Program on Cultural Competence in Research in Harvard Clinical Translational Science Center (Harvard Catalyst) and Senior Faculty at the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Health Policy Institute. His academic work/teaching and key consulting roles focus on minority health policy and improving the health of underserved communities. Prior to his current work, Dr. King was the New England Regional Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service where he was responsible for the overall management of $190M in programs and grants, regional staff and agency activities in primary care, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and the National Health Service Corps. Dr. King served from 2006-2009 as one of two Inaugural Institute of Medicine (IOM) Anniversary Fellows in the National Academy of Sciences where he served on the Board on Global Health and on the study committee, "The US Commitment to Global Health." In 2011, Dr. King was selected as one of twenty scholars in the Western Hemisphere for the new Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, and problem-solving to improve the quality of life for communities in the region. From 2010-2011, Dr. King served as the Senior Advisor to the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services and served from 2012-2016 as Chairman of the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health.

Dr. King is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.