The National Medical Association (NMA) established the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute (Cobb Institute) to develop, evaluate, and implement strategies to promote wellness and eliminate health disparities and racism in medicine.
The Cobb Institute conducts data-driven research, makes policy recommendations where appropriate, and serves as a resource for NMA members and the greater healthcare community. It is the preeminent repository of information about the health of African Americans.
The Cobb Institute joins the entire NMA Family in mourning the loss of distinguished NMA Past President Richard Butcher. For information on the life and career of Dr. Butcher click this link.
Richard O. Butcher, M.D.
1939 -- 2016
The Cobb Institute designs, implements, and evaluates large-scale multi-year field research and conducts analyses of current and proposed policies.
The official journal of the Cobb Institute, the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities is the first journal dedicated to examining and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.Learn More
Rahn K. Bailey, MD, DFAPA | Candidate for APA President-Elect
Read more about Rahn K. Bailey, MD, DFAPA
View the Cobb Institute's Board of Directors Page.