Celebrating Black History Month

January 31, 2023

Meet Dr. Rotonya Carr, MD, FACP - Cyrus E. Rubin Chair and Division Head of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Carr is a talented physician and basic scientist, loving wife and mother and valued member of the ALF Board of Directors. She is also a co-founder of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) and has dedicated much of her career to addressing nationwide healthcare disparities in the Black community. Dr. Carr said, “Healthcare disparities exist for many diseases, especially in Black individuals.” For liver disease, disparities often exist in:

  • Receiving a diagnosis
  • Getting early treatment
  • Having access to specialized care
  • Transplant resources

Dr. Carr said, “In addition to educating other healthcare providers about these disparities, we must continue to educate patients and the community so that everyone can advocate for equitable care. ALF is focused on helping bridge these gaps through collaboration efforts with organizations like ABGH and through national public awareness efforts like, Think Liver Think Life.”

February is Black History Month. Improving liver health awareness and education through collaboration and outreach is key to reducing healthcare disparities in the Black community. Join ALF, alongside Dr. Carr, on our journey to bridge healthcare gaps and ensure every American understands their risk for liver disease, receives the appropriate diagnostic testing and care coordination and feels well-informed and supported throughout their liver journey. To learn more, visit our website.

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