Rhonda Dailey Receives 2024 Community Engagement Award From Wayne State University



Rhonda Dailey Community Engagement Award

On April 25, Professor Rhonda Dailey from the Wayne State University's School of Medicine received the 2024 Community Engagement Award. Dr. Dailey identified the need for cultural competency in research and clinical care—addressing the need by providing training on microaggressions and implicit bias for professionals across Detroit and Michigan who treat and interact with community members. Congratulations, Dr. Dailey!

Rhonda Dailey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences (DFMPHS) in the School of Medicine and Scientific Director to the Office of Community Engaged Research (OCEnR), within the Office of the Vice President of Research, at Wayne State University. Formally trained in medicine, Dr. Dailey has over 20 years of experience in behavioral and health-disparities research and expertise in the recruitment and retention of minority populations and the engagement of medical professionals and community stakeholders in research. Her research work includes projects focused on community engaged research, perinatal health, health equity and disparities related to chronic disease (particularly asthma and hypertension), patient attitudes and beliefs about health, and healthcare quality. Through the Office of Community Engaged Research and collaborative efforts, she has spearheaded diversity and inclusion efforts to hold dozens of Implicit Bias workshops within the School of Medicine and outside of WSU. Additionally, she has provided many talks on understanding how racism has contributed to medical mistrust and challenges in study recruitment and retention among African Americans.