Dr. Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H

Filmed 3/7/18

When Mortality Became My Bedfellow: What her own cancer taught a doctor about fighting for health equity

Dr. Erin Kobetz, Associate Director for Population Science and Cancer Disparity at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is a champion for collaborative work that supports underserved communities as they seek greater access to health. Her journey as a scientist was transformed by her own cancer diagnosis, which inspired innovative approaches to prevent cancer in South Florida communities from Little Haiti to local fire stations. Dr. Kobetz’s internationally-recognized work is grounded in dialogue and partnership, and is transforming both care for individuals and the way health systems approach prevention. Learn how the University of Miami is becoming not just a place to seek treatment, but a partner in the quest for health equity.

Dr. Kobetz is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, Biochemistry, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is the School’s inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity, and the Associate Director for Cancer Control for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Kobetz also serves as the Program Director for the Community Engagement and Multidisciplinary Team Science Components of the University of Miami’s Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSA).