Science On Tap: Social Activist Medicine

Dr. Ray Bignall was the highest-rated speaker at the March For Science. He brings his uplifting and passionate style to Science On Tap this month, as we return to Obryon’s Pub in Obryonville. Bring your appetite — doors open at 6pm for dinner/conversation.

“From Bench to Bedside to Curbside: A Subspecialty Pediatrician’s Journey As an Advocate for Children.”

O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and a National Institutes of Health T32 research fellow in the Center for Adherence and Self-Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bignall received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University, a Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College, and a Certificate in Health Policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry. He completed General Pediatrics Residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Bignall’s clinical research interests include social determinants of health, population health, and health disparities in pediatric kidney disease and transplantation. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) award, and is an Advocacy Scholar in the John E. Lewy Foundation for Children’s Health and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, where he studies the intersection between advocacy, policy, and pediatric kidney disease. In addition, Dr. Bignall is involved in a variety of community and child health advocacy efforts, including the Every Child Succeeds early childhood intervention program, Avondale’s Strong Outgoing Leaders Delivering in Every Responsibility (ASOLDIER) fathers’ group, and the Cincinnati First Ladies’ Health Initiative.