Health equity is the outcome of recognizing, challenging, and overcoming the racial, socioeconomic, and gender inequalities that prevent people from attaining the human right to health, and prioritizing the needs of the most marginalized along the way.
Daryl Stephens grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and is passionate about access to affordable, equitable, quality health services. She is a medical anthropologist specializing in reproductive health. Most recently, Daryl worked as a Visiting Instructor at Rhodes College teaching a course on Global Reproductive Health. Before that, Daryl was the Community Outreach Coordinator for a local farmers’ market in Memphis. Since 2014, she has spent her summers in Uganda as a Supervisor for the Minority Health International Research Training program, exploring issues around community-based health financing, access to maternal health care, and uptake of cervical cancer screenings. She enjoys taking her dog on long walks, playing the ukulele, and practicing yoga.