Cedric Bright, MD

Vice Dean for Medical Education and Admissions, Professor of Internal Medicine, Brody School of Medicine

Dr. Cedric M. Bright is the Vice Dean for Medical Education and Admissions and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville NC. He served as President of the National Medical Association from 2011 to 2012, advocating in the White House for health equity, increased diversity in clinical trials, and increasing the pipeline of students of color into health careers. He is a member of AOA, the Order of the Golden Fleece and serves on the boards of the National Medical Fellowship Inc. as well as the W. Montague Cobb Health Policy Institute. He serves on the roundtable of Black Men and Women in STEM for the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine and has presented numerous grand rounds on the impact of Covid 19 on the black community.


Health disparities, health equity, pipeline programs for medical education, achievement gaps in education, the impact of racism from various angles; structural, institutional, and personally medicated.