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SGIM Newly Elected Officers and Council Members

Congratulations to the newly elected Council officers and members-at-large who will begin their three-year terms (2022-2025) as of April 09, 2022. They are:

Martha A. Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP

Chief, Section of General Medicine VA Portland Health Care System, Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University

Dr. Gerrity received her BS and MD from Northwestern University, graduating in 1980. After completing internship (Medical Center Hospital of Vermont) and residency (Oregon Health & Sciences University) training, she did the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed an MPH in epidemiology and PhD in education. She returned to OHSU in 1993 to work on curriculum development for the School of Medicine and do education, measurement, and health services research. She developed the Physicians Reactions to Uncertainty scales, and her research informed collaborative care models for patients with mental health and chronic pain seen in primary care. She served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Treasurer of SGIM, and chair of the Philanthropy Committee. She has two adult sons, and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking, theater, and spending time with family and friends.


Secretary-Elect: Arleen F. Brown, MD, PhD, MACP

Professor of Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Co-Director, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Dr. Brown is Professor of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she serves as Co-Director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She is a graduate of the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and a recipient of the Harold Amos Faculty Development Award. Her research has focused on understanding chronic disease disparities and using community engaged strategies and multilevel interventions to promote health equity. She has served in several roles at SGIM, including membership on the Research Committee and Chair of the Health Equity Commission (previously Disparities Task Force). Dr. Brown currently leads the California Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) against COVID-19 and the UCLA/UC Irvine END DISPARITIES Center to address cardiometabolic disease disparities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.


Council Members at Large

Marshall Fleurant, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Grady Division

Dr. Fleurant serves as an assistant clinical director for the primary care clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. As a Clinician Educator, he oversees medical residents and medical students in the inpatient wards and is a clinical preceptor for medical students and residents at the Grady Hospital Primary Care Clinic. Dr. Fleurant’s main interests include trauma-informed care and its application in improving health access, health disparities and improving primary care for underserved populations, preserving the safety net for the underserved, and strengthening the field of primary care. Dr. Fleurant received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He completed a general medicine fellowship at Harvard University School of Medicine and completed a Masters in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on Clinical Effectiveness. He has practiced as a Clinician Educator at Boston University School of Medicine and worked as a private practitioner at Kaiser Permanente The Southeastern Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Fleurant hopes to use his experience and interest in underserved populations to affect policy and contribute to improving the quality of care given through primary care while simultaneously improving the practice life for physicians who practice primary care. Dr. Fleurant is married with two young children. He enjoys live music, reading biographies and historical accounts, and traveling to see family.


Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director of Population Health, Yale Medicine

Dr. Roy is a clinician-investigator who uses epidemiology, complex systems modeling, and community-engaged approaches to investigate the effect of positive psychosocial factors on health outcomes at the individual, community, and clinic/health system levels. She co-authored an evidence-based, actionable, community-level theoretical framework defining and describing collective well-being and its drivers and outcomes. In addition, as the Director of Population Health for Yale, she works to implement programs and processes to improve equitable health outcomes across our health system and communities that we serve. Finally, Dr. Roy also enjoys teaching health professions students and internal medicine residents in the classroom and while taking care of a diverse array of patients in the hospital. Dr. Roy pursued Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and Wayne State University, respectively. She then went on to the University of Michigan to pursue a combined MD/MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education. Dr. Roy subsequently completed residency training in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to completing the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University.