A selected offering of sights and sounds from interviews with and writings by and about Dr. Blackstock, Health Justice’s Founder and Executive Director.

Video & News Articles

Changemakers 2021: Working Toward Wellness

Physical and mental well-being cannot be separated. These changemakers are working to ensure you have both.—R. Willis, Marie Claire, March 10, 2021.

Democracy Now!

“Democracy Now!, Black People Face Higher COVID Infections & Deaths. Should They Have Lower Age Cutoffs for Vaccines?”—Democracy Now!, March 2, 2021.!Ak_pT2jwaSMNq16NPY-FOEL9gGdg?e=QUaBZh


“Dr. Oni Blackstock Shares Why COVID-19 Is Killing Black and Latinx Folks in New York City”—T. Onyenacho, May 29, 2020.

Patients wait in line while wearing protective masks and gloves for a COVID-19 test at Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn.John Minchillo/AP

Mother Jones

“There’s Never Been a More Urgent Moment to Build Black Americans’ Trust in the Medical System”—Mother Jones, —J. King, May 8, 2020. 

Harvard Medicine

“Who’ll Stop the Rain?”—E. Gehrman, 2021.


In Fact with Chelsea Clinton

HIV/AIDS and Stigma (with Peter Staley, Jonathan Van Ness & Dr. Oni Blackstock). April 13, 2021. 


The United States of Anxiety, “Tell It to Me Straight, Doc”—Dr. Blackstock discusses racism in medicine and how it carries into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and responds to callers’ questions about the coming vaccine. December 14, 2020.


“An Interview with Dr. Oni Blackstock”—Dr. Blackstock discusses her unique experience as a Black organizational leader, her research, inequity in healthcare/workplace, and equity solutions that can be taken and applied to any professional environment.

British Medical Journal—Medical Humanities

“Where Race, Disparity, and Pandemic Collide: COVID-19 USA” —Dr. Blackstock speaks about social justice, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ rights and the way the COVID-19 crisis has unequally affected marginalized communities.

Black Lives: In the Era of COVID-19

“Dr. Oni Blackstock on NYC’s Health Response”—Dr. Blackstock discusses the impacts of racism on health services, including the inequities in health outcomes and the parallels between her work in HIV prevention and treatment and the response to the novel coronavirus.

Selected articles 

February 19, 2021
“Opinion: Black Americans should face lower age cutoffs to qualify for a vaccine”. Oni Blackstock and Uché Blackstock, The Washington Post.

January 8, 2021
“”Serving the People Body and Soul”—Centering Black Communities to Achieve Health Justice”. Uché Blackstock and Oni Blackstock, JAMA Health Forum.