W. Michael Byrd

W. Michael Byrd, MD, MPH is a gynecologist and obstetrician whose career has been concentrated in academic medicine and health policy.  He is currently Senior Research Scientist and instructor in the Division of Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health, and serves as Clinical Instructor and Consultant Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School.

Linda A. Clayton, MD, MPH is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician gynecologist whose career has been concentrated in academic medicine and health policy and management.  She is currently Associate Medical Director for the Division of Medical Assistance of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Senior Research Scientist and Instructor in the Division of Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health and serves as Clinical Instructor and Consultant Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School.

Both serve on the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust.

Drs. Byrd and Clayton are married to each other and live in Boston, Massachusetts.

They are authors of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated volumes: An American Health Dilemma – A Medical History of African Americans and The Problem of Race; Vol. I Beginnings to 1900; Vol. 2 1900- 2000 – the first comprehensive effort to put African Americans’ and other disadvantaged populations deficit health in its full socio-cultural context.