Joseph Ravenell ’92
Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
Joseph Ravenell, MD is associate professor of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. He is a core member of the NYU Center for Healthful Behavior, a board-certified internist and disparities researcher with a strong track record of NIH funding to improve cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention in diverse populations.
Joseph has been the principal investigator for multiple NIH and CDC grant-funded projects to test community-based strategies to improve colon cancer screening among black men throughout New York City. This work has led to a community-based research network of over 200 community-based sites including churches, barbershops, mosques and social service agencies throughout New York City. His community-based research was also the subject of an invited TED talk he delivered in Vancouver in February 2016.
Joseph was recently appointed the Director of Diversity in Cancer Research for the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, and is the founding Director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at NYU School of Medicine. He is a member of the NYC C5 Coalition, the Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and the Board of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division. A clinical hypertension specialist, Joseph is co-director of the Bellevue Hospital Resistant Hypertension Clinic. He is an inaugural Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension.