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Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H.
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Leon McDougle, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of family medicine with tenure, is the first chief diversity officer for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. McDougle helped lead the establishment of two primary care residency programs in Columbus focused on training physicians to provide leadership and health care in underserved communities. He also helped establish several medicine and biomedical sciences workforce diversity programs. These efforts are aligned with diversity serving as a driver of institutional excellence and a catalyst for change resulting in health equity.

Dr. McDougle’s research is focused on health empowerment technology for older African Americans and workforce diversity and inclusion. He is the national chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity & Inclusion (Nov 2013 - Nov 2015). Dr. McDougle is also a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the Rhema Christian Center, the National Medical Association, and Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

Dr. McDougle is a graduate of OSU College of Medicine and earned a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. A native of Sandusky, Ohio, Leon and his wife, Natasha J. Jones-McDougle, M.Ed., are the proud parents of two daughters.

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