At the Forefront with Dr. Deb

The Lion’s Side: The Utilization of Art for the Transformation in Health featuring Dr. David Fakunle

Episode Summary

David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D. is a self-described “mercenary for change,” willing to employ any talent and occupy any space in the effort to elevate people of African descent and anyone who feels divested from their truest self. David earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and prior to doctoral study earned a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. David’s research interests include sociodemographic relationships with stressors within the built environment, the manifestations of institutional racism in society, and the utilization of arts and culture to promote equity and ultimately, liberation.