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 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
Currently the Levi Watkins Jr. Professor and a tenured Distinguished Professor in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.