ATLANTA (April 5, 2019) – The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) has appointed Dr. Angela Marshall as the first physician to chair its board of directors since the organization’s formation in 1983. BWHI is the only national organization dedicated solely to improving the health and wellness of the 21 million Black women and girls in the United States.
Dr. Marshall is a nationally recognized speaker, media health expert, and advocate for women’s health. A board certified internist who has practiced in the Washington metropolitan area since 2002, she is the founder of Comprehensive Women’s Health, a primary practice that is part of the Advantia Health Network.
She has earned “Top Doctor” designation by Washingtonian Magazine every year since 2014 as well as receiving Brava, Enterprising Woman of the Year, and Circle of Excellence awards. She is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Women’s Association. She also serves on the advisory boards for Enterprising Women Magazine and the Montgomery County Medical Society of Maryland.
“Dr. Marshall has been a tireless advocate for women’s health, particularly for women of color,” said BWHI President Linda Goler Blount. “Additionally, she is a highly successful entrepreneur who will bring fresh ideas and a pragmatic approach as we take our organization to the next level.”
The mission of BWHI is to lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. The organization does this through investments in evidence-based strategies, delivering bold new programs, and advocating for health-promoting policies.
“I am deeply honored to serve an organization with such a strong history and vision,” said Dr. Marshall. “We must change the health outcomes for Black women and girls. The current situation is absolutely unacceptable. BWHI has the leadership and innovative thinking to make change happen.”