Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean, for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence, Vanderbilt University
Among Dr. Wilkins’ many contributions to science is her prescient focus on engaging racial and ethnic minority communities, using implementation science methodologies in the design and conduct of clinical research. She has pioneered efforts to move the academic and clinical research enterprise to transform approaches to clinical research design by embedding participant and community engagement in every aspect of biomedical discovery. An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, she has published over 100 papers on her research.