Dr. Khaalisha Ajala, MD, MBA, FHM, is an assistant professor of medicine and an academic hospitalist at Emory University School of Medicine.  She is a clinical educator in global health.  She was awarded Emory’s 2023 Academy of Medical Education’s “Teach 12” Award. As a 2021-2022 LEAHP Scholar, she continues to serve in health advocacy and policy, locally and nationally. She serves as the southern region DEI Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine for 2023-2024 and serves on the BRL as a liaison to the SGIM National DEI committee. She also serves on the Emory University School of Medicine’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Advocacy (DEIRA) faculty advisory committee. Her international talk “Rounding While Black” has led to a more in-depth discussion about the impact of racism in medicine. Her nonprofit, A Tribe Called Health, utilizes hip-hop culture as a global language to address health inequity and disparity.


Emory University School of Medicine