Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Making “Being Black” Less Dangerous Than Smoking: A Social Determinants of Health Approach

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Virtually presented at:

Dr. Bonzo Reddick joins us as the 2021 Terence C. Davies, M.D. Lecturer 

Bonzo Reddick (2021 TCD)

Bonzo Reddick, M.D., MHP, FAAFP

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Chair, Department of Community Medicine
Professor, Community Medicine and Family Medicine departments
Mercer University School of Medicine

Bonzo is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Chair of the Department of Community Medicine, and a professor in the Community Medicine and Family Medicine departments at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA—the city where he was also born and raised. After receiving his BS degree (Biology) from Morehouse College and MD degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, Bonzo moved to NC to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed a family medicine residency, two faculty development fellowships, and an MPH degree with an added Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Disparities. He practices at the JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and designated healthcare for the homeless (HCH) site. 


Bonzo is well-known for his unique, innovative teaching methods, and he has been recognized with 14 teaching awards in his career. He is on the board of trustees for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation, and he writes questions for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) board exams and in-training exams. His other professional interests include:

  1. Prevention, early diagnosis, and management of HIV & Hepatitis C in primary care and emergency care settings;
  2. application and teaching of social determinants of health and health equity; and
  3. use of test-enhanced learning to improve academic performance and medical knowledge.