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Welcome to the Cobb Institute

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 Pays Tribute to the great Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali epitomized greatness and the importance of perseverance in what is morally right toward your adversaries who would want you to do wrong. He exhibited great humility despite his fame and tremendous athletic accomplishments.

His generosity toward furthering research and awareness on Parkinson's disease characterized his belief in sacrificing his own personal gain to further the cause of other people. His ability to promote humanity, fairness and civility both nationally and abroad speaks volumes toward his enduring legacy. Muhammad Ali has impacted the lives of so many people individually and nations around the world in his lifetime.

The entire Cobb Institute community extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Ali family during their time of sorrow.

Begin your journey with the Cobb Institute

Board Member Spotlight

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
University Professor, The University of Connecticut
Read more about Cato T. Laurencin


View the Cobb Institute's Board of Directors Page.