Pioneering Equity in Medicine

Dr. Edward S. Cooper

Dr. Edward S. Cooper is an emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and served as the first Black president of the American Heart Association in the 1990s. While Cooper was a trusted physician to many civil rights icons in the 1960s, he does not self-identify as an activist. But his work reflects his role as a medical change agent. Cooper is credited with groundbreaking research on stroke remedies and sealing health gaps for African Americans, specifically as it relates to stroke treatment and education, and partnered with two past U.S. presidents on public health initiatives. Read more on Dr. Cooper: A Pioneering Physician Rewrites Textbooks and Promotes Equity in Medicine.

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