Leonard E. Egede, M.D., M.S. (VA Liaison)
Leonard E. Egede, M.D., M.S. is the Allen H. Johnson Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine in the Division of General of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the Director of the MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research and the Director of the VA HSR&D Research Enhancement Award Program – Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations. Dr. Egede has participated and led research projects designed to understand racial/ethnic variations in health care. His expertise is in the interplay among psychosocial factors, race/ethnicity, and health outcomes for chronic diseases, and development and testing of interventions to improve health behaviors in ethnic minorities with chronic medical and mental conditions. He has published extensively in this area of research in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of NIH scientific review study sections, regularly serves as an ad hoc reviewer for NIMH special emphasis panels in the areas of mental health service delivery and ethnic disparities, and serves on VA health services research study sections. He currently serves as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and is on the editorial board of Current Diabetes Reviews.
Dr. Egede received his M.D. degree from the University of Benin in Nigeria. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as Chief Resident. He joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a faculty development fellowship in health services research and a Master’s in Clinical Research.