Michele David, MD


A headshot of Dr. Michele David smiling. She has locs and wears a floral blouse and is situated against a blue background.

Michele David, MD, Chair, currently serves as the Chief of Clinical Quality and Safety at MIT. Previously, Dr. David was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the BU School of Medicine until 2011, Co-Director of the Haitian Health Institute at Boston Medical Center, and Director of Community Health Programs at Boston University, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. She has focused her career on addressing issues of health disparities and cross-cultural medicine, and she has conducted educational campaigns on diverse health topics. Dr. David has participated in the development of a cultural competence curriculum. Throughout her career, she has taught medical students, residents in training, graduate students, and mentored junior faculty.

Dr. David has been the recipient of several awards including the Massachusetts Health and Human Services William A. Hinton Award in 2010 in recognition of her commitment to public health, especially the improvement of health care for communities of color. She also received a leadership Award in 2012 from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2014, Dr. David won a “Patient Safety Award” from Atrius Health. She was named “Boston Super Doctor” thrice. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. David had partnered with Health Care For All to work on Legislative measures to reduce racial and ethnic health care disparities in MA as a Columbia University advocacy Fellow. She is a member of the Massachusetts Public Health Council, the policy arm of the Massachusetts DPH appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth in 2007. In addition to her work as a physician, Dr. David is a creator of fine art quilts for which she has won many awards.