Dr. Clyde Landford (Lanny) Smith
Clyde Lanford (Lanny) Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H, is the founding president of Doctors for Global Health, DGH, www.dghonline.org and is Global Community Health Advisor of Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Family & Social Medicine. After 12 years as a practicing community health physician in the South Bronx, he now lives in Jamaica Plain, MA, and continues as a clinician-educator in primary care. For six and a half years (1992-8), Lanny served as the volunteer Coordinator of the Salvadoran Mission of “Médecins du Monde-France” (Physicians of the World-France) in Morazán, El Salvador (a program using “health as reconciliation” and “building health where the peace is new”). From that experience, he pioneered the concept of Liberation Medicine (the conscious, conscientious use of health to promote social justice and human dignity).
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