Her passion for health equity matches our own, and we are honored to have her speak to our graduating physicians and scientists about her remarkable career and share her guidance.
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett to Deliver Keynote Address at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony
Later today, Albert Einstein College of Medicine will hold its 64th commencement ceremony. New York State Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, will present the keynote address at the event, which takes place this afternoon at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
“Dr. Bassett has advocated for public health and social justice throughout her career, prioritizing the need to improve access to care among groups that have been historically marginalized,” said Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Einstein and executive vice president and chief academic officer at Montefiore Medicine. “Her passion for health equity matches our own, and we are honored to have her speak to our graduating physicians and scientists about her remarkable career and share her guidance.”
Dr. Bassett was appointed New York’s commissioner of health on December 1, 2021. She previously served as director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights in the department of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.