Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, is an assistant director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program (CSP) and on the general internal medicine faculty at Yale School of Medicine. Nunez-Smith completed residency training at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed her fellowship at the Clinical Scholars program site at Yale, where she also received a master’s degree in health sciences. She majored in biology, anthropology and psychology at Swarthmore College, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Nunez-Smith’s research focuses on issues of diversity and discrimination within health care settings. Her original research on health care workforce diversity has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, andthe Journal of the American Medical Association. She is the principal investigator on two ongoing grants to support research on diversity and discrimination in health care. Nunez-Smith collaborates with several national organizations, including the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She was awarded the AAMC’s Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship in 2008 in recognition of her contributions to health care workforce diversity and health equity.
Nunez-Smith has also been recognized for excellence in research and teaching with a number of awards and distinctions. She continues to teach medical students, residents and fellows and remains clinically active.