Media

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. https://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a35701940/mental-health-changemakers-2021/

Black doctors bravely battle COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

“All the work that I do is all just mission-driven, purpose-driven. It’s what I want to do for my community,” says Dr. Blackstock. The Grio, –N.S. Alford, September 17, 2021
https://thegrio.com/2021/09/17/black-doctors-attacked-covid-19-vaccinations/

Democracy Now!

“Democracy Now!, Black People Face Higher COVID Infections & Deaths. Should They Have Lower Age Cutoffs for Vaccines?”—Democracy Now!, March 2, 2021. https://1drv.ms/x/s!Ak_pT2jwaSMNq16NPY-FOEL9gGdg?e=QUaBZh

Colorlines

“Dr. Oni Blackstock Shares Why COVID-19 Is Killing Black and Latinx Folks in New York City”—T. Onyenacho, May 29, 2020. https://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-dr-oni-blackstock-shares-why-covid-19-killing-black-and-latinx-folks-new-york-city

Podcasts

In Fact with Chelsea Clinton

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

The Clinical Problem Solvers

Episode 188: Antiracism in Medicine Series – Episode 10 — Counterspaces in Medicine: Creating Safe Spaces and Redefining Value.

Discriminology

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.