Malika Fair, MD, MPH is the Senior Director for Health Equity Partnerships and Programs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this role, Dr. Fair directs two federal initiatives, the Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of Health Workforce) project and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement with AAMC. Within Urban Universities for HEALTH she leads efforts to develop metrics, tools and resources within a learning collaborative to produce a diverse and culturally prepared workforce. As a part of the CDC Cooperative agreement, she has developed a fellowship programs with the CDC, on-line public health repositories for medical educators and learners, and provides ongoing faculty development opportunities related to population health. She also co-leads the AAMC Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) initiative which seeks to identify, evaluate, and disseminate effective and replicable AAMC-member institution practices that improve community health and reduce health inequities. Dr. Fair also leads the Office of Community Engagement that seeks to develop strategic partnerships with community agencies to improve the health of local residents.
Dr. Fair is an Assistant Clinical Professor and practicing physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine of The George Washington University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Fair served as the Clerkship Director of Emergency Medicine and the Co-Director of the Health Policy Track for The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She also served as the Co-Principal Investigator of the Beyond Flexner Study and an investigator for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Griffith Leadership Center within the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Department of Health Management and Policy.
Dr. Fair completed her residency training and chief residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She received her medical and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and Bachelors of Science from Stanford University.