Renaisa S. Anthony MD, MPH is the Interim Director and appointed Deputy Director of the UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD) in the College of Public Health. She is a licensed physician, public health practitioner, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion. She earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago, public health degree at Harvard, medical training at Vanderbilt, and policy fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is committed to improving the health of women, children, families and communities and has dedicated such efforts both internationally and nationally at the NIH, Office of the Surgeon General, and Capitol Hill.
She joined the UNMC faculty in 2010 to combine her interests in medicine, research, public health and policy. She enjoys teaching future health care professionals and serving the community. In 2011, Dr. Anthony was awarded the Top Physician Under 40 Award by the National Medical Association and the Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy Award by the American Public Health Association.