ASPBP 2023 Conference Keynote Speakers

Allison Empey

Oregon Health & Science University
Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Allison Empey (she/her) is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the OHSU Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and works there clinically one day per week.

Her professional interests include Native American child health, community engagement, mentorship for underrepresented minorities in healthcare, and increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce. She is passionate about the role of the pediatrician in helping children grow up in healthy environments and gets to help advocate for children through her role as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health. She also serves as the Director of the Wy’east (traditional name for Mt. Hood) Post- Baccalaureate Pathway, part of the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence with the mission of increasing the number of Native Americans in healthcare. Wy’east is designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) scholars thrive in their journey through medicine by providing a holistic, culturally-specific framework for the successful recruitment, training and retention of AIAN medical students.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Empey enjoys running, hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and hanging out with her family.

Ebonie Woolcock

Boston University School of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

Ebonie Woolcock, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She is an alumna of the university, having earned both her MD and MPH at the school of medicine. She is also the Associate Clerkship Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. For the School of Medicine, she is an Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of the early assurance pathway program, the Early Medical School Selection Program. Before being appointed to her current position, Dr. Woolcock was an Instructor of Obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, a Biodiversity Fellow at The Partnership Inc., and was an attending physician at The Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership.