The Penny Anderson Women’s Cardiovascular Center at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) is committed to closing the gap and eliminating disparities that exist in health care delivery and outcomes between men and women and for people of color. As part of the educational aim for the center, a one-year fellowship in women’s health equity has been created and we are thrilled to announce that Delaine Teabout Thomas, MPH has been selected to serve as its first-ever fellow.
Delaine comes with previous MHIF experience, having worked as the Population Health Intern in 2021, where she was instrumental in helping to building community partnerships and host community conversations and events.
Delaine’s passion for women’s health equity was sparked by personal experiences navigating the health care system and her own wellness journey. To better understand how to serve community, Delaine earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from The Ohio State University with a dual focus on Policy and Maternal Child Health. This May, Delaine completed her Master of Public Health in Administration & Policy, with her primary research examining if and how health-related organizations in Minnesota acted on health equity and anti-racism commitments made after the murder of George Floyd.