Dr. Daisy Le: Fighting Health Inequities

(from Diverse Education)

Dr. Daisy Le headshot
01/23/2020 15:22

George Washington University (GWU) School of Nursing recently released a doctoral program in which the school’s assistant professor in health disparities and oncology, Dr. Daisy Le, will figure prominently. Although not a nurse, Le’s in-depth research in health equity and healthcare disparities as well as her extensive community-based work make her of crucial importance to dean Dr. Pamela Jeffries’ transdisciplinary research vision.

“Daisy’s work can expand not only across the School of Nursing, but also the School of Public Health, School of Medicine and the health sciences,” says Jeffries. “In this day and age, we need to be collaborative as we look for increasing and contributing to the science of our profession as well as all health professions.”

Health inequity has impacted Le on a personal level. The daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Le grew up in the Tenderloin District in San Francisco, which was replete with crime and poverty during her childhood. Her parents spoke little English and didn’t know how to access social and health services. Read more.