A Message from the Director

Daniel E. Dawes, JD


We thank you for joining the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) in our efforts to create systemic change and further advance the equity movement. In alignment with Morehouse School of Medicine’s vision, SHLI is tackling barriers to health equity through its innovative research and programming in the areas of mental/behavioral health, health system transformation and political determinants of health

SHLI is rooted in the legacy of our founder, Dr. David Satcher, a champion of health equity and mental health awareness, driven by a renewed vision and mission. As we face this global health crisis, the inequities in our health systems and across other systems have become even more evident. This is the time to become a leader, a partner, a voice in this fight for equity. 

We aim to not only create awareness, but also effect change and offer solutions within systems, communities, and through policies in order to realize a more healthy, equitable, and inclusive society.

There are no limits to what we can achieve. Together we will be the leading transformative force for health equity.

I am excited for the future and am proud to lead SHLI in this endeavor!

In the Spirit of Equity,

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D.,  Director

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