Vetta Sanders Thompson, the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, been appointed to a three-year term on the St. Louis County Health and Hospital Advisory Board.
Sanders Thompson’s research focuses on the health and well-being of diverse communities, particularly the African American community. Her goal is to empower members of the community to improve their health and well-being through education and opportunities for action.
Sanders Thompson is the Brown School’s associate dean of equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as co-director of the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health. She also is an associate member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine and a faculty affiliate of the Department of African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences.