Roslyn Young-Daniels

Founder & President
Black Health Matters

Addressing African American Health in the Age of COVID-19

The confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement has our society focusing on racial, ethnic and gender equity and finally health inequities. Utilize this moment to improve your health, NOW! Attend the Black Health Matters Fall Virtual Summit and listen to the best, and brightest, physicians and advocates committed to making sure that #BlackHealthMatters!

Connecting You to the Resources You Need Right Now:

  • Advocate for yourself when accessing healthcare
  • Strengthen your immunity with nutrition
  • Manage chronic illness
  • Power through anxiety & depression
  • Gain valuable resources
  • Option to download materials to your virtual swag bag
  • Network with like-minded health advocates


  • - Breast Cancer
  • - Clinical Trials
  • - Diabetes
  • - Endometrial Cancer
  • - Fibroids / Endometriosis
  • - Health Equity
  • - Kidney Disease (FSGS)
  • - Lupus
  • - Mental health
  • - Prostate Cancer
  • - Sickle Cell Disease
  • - Vaccines


Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD Immunologist & Lead Research Scientist National Institute for Health for COVID-19 Vaccine
Lauren W Powell, MD Family Medicine Doctor and Culinary Medicine Specialist The Culinary Doctor and Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta


Angela Ford, PhD, MSW Chief Program Officer Black Women's Health Imperative
Arrastene (EJ) Henry II Head of US Inclusion & Diversity AstraZeneca
Anita Johnson, MD Chief of Surgery CTCA
Biree Andemariam, MD Chief Medical Officer & Associate Professor Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. & UCONN Health
Camille Hertzka VP, Head of Oncology US Medical AstraZeneca
Ebony Haskins, MD Gynecological Oncologist MedStar Washington Hospital
Eric Flenaugh, MD, F.C.C.P. Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Medicine and Chief & Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care & Interventional Pulmonary Medicine at Grady Hospital
James K. Bennett, MD Urologist Midtown Urology, PC
Jeffrey Sterling, MD President & CEO Sterling Initiatives Managed Preventative Care Organization (SIMPCO)
John Fowler Co-Founder & CEO Kezar Life Sciences
Kevin D. Pruitt, MD, PhD Associate Professor & Medical Initiatives Chair Southeast District Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
Kier "Junior" Spates Sickle Cell Ambassador & Radio Personality The Steve Harvey Show
Karen Eubank Jackson Founder & CEO Sisters Network Inc.
Linda Bradley, MD Medical Director, AAGL & Professor of Surgery Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Maimah Karmo Founder & CEO The Tigerlily Foundation
Niva Lubin Johnson, MD Chief Medical Officer Sterling Initiatives Managed Preventative Care Organization (SIMPCO)
Obari Cartman, PhD Mental Health Manhood -
Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS, FASN Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology Duke University, Durham, NC
Samir Parikh, MD Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology Ohio State University
Stephen Broughton National Health Chair Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
DaShaun Johnson The Guru of Abs The Sculpting Abs & Core Online Training Program


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Workout Session | AM Fitness

Duration: 30Min

DaShaun Johnson "The Guru of Abs"
8:35 - AM - 8:50 AM

Opening | Welcome Message

Duration: 15Min

Roslyn Young-Daniels
8:55 AM - 9:25 AM

Session 1A | Fibroids and Endometriosis

Duration: 30Min

Linda Bradley, MD / VIDEO

Session 1B | Prostate Cancer

Duration: 30Min

James K. Bennett,MD
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Session 2A | Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

Duration: 40Min

Anita Johnson, MD

Session 2B | Preventative Health

Duration: 40Min

JJeffrey Sterling, MD
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 3 | Lung Cancer and COVID-19

Duration: 30Min

Eric L. Flenaugh, MD, FCCP
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Session 4A | Breast Cancer: An Intergenerational Discussion

Duration: 30Min

Maimah Karmo
Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD

Session 4B | Sickle Cell

Duration: 30Min

Biree Andemariam, MD
Kier 'Junior' Spates
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM

Session 5| AstraZeneca

Duration: 10Min

Arrastene (EJ) Henry II
Camille Hertzka
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 6A | Keynote Speaker/Cooking

Duration: 30Min

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PHD

Session 6B | Preventative Healthcare Cooking Demonstration

Duration: 30Min

Lauren W Powell, MD-The Culinary Doctor
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Session 7 | Clinical Trials

Duration: 30Min

Kevin Pruitt, MD, PhD
12:50 PM - 01:20 PM

Session 8 | PM Fitness

Duration: 30Min

DaShaun Johnson "The Guru of Abs"
01:25 PM - 02:05 PM

Session 9 | FSGS/ Kidney Disease

Duration: 40Min

Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS
02:10 PM - 02:40 PM

Session 10 | Endometrial Cancer

Duration: 30Min

Ebony Hoskins, MD
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Session 11 | Diabetes

Duration: 30Min

Angela Ford, PhD, MSW
Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD
03:20 PM - 04:00 PM

Session 12 | Mental Health

Duration: 40Min

Stephen Broughton, MD.
Obari Cartman, MD.
04:05 PM - 04:45 PM

Session 13 | Lupus

Duration: 40Min

 Samir Parikh, MD, FASN
John Fowler - Kezar
04:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Session 14 | Closing Remarks

Duration: 15Min

Roslyn Young-Daniels

Frequently Asked Questions

Black Health Matters Fall Summit
African Americans are experiencing some of the greatest healthcare challenges of our time. Since our launch in 2012, we have worked to educate and uplift the African American community with health and wellness information that empowers. Now more than ever #BlackHealthMatters is the rally cry we need to fight for healthcare equality.
Now is the time to reaffirm that our health matters as we arm you with resources and information to move forward in the age of Covid-19.
Connect & engage with world class healthcare leaders and advocates that will provide you with resources, tools and the answers to your burning health questions in your journey to better health
Uplifting sessions covering Mental Health & Wellness, Kidney Disease, Cancer, Diversity in Clinical Research, Caregiving, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and so much more.
Join us Ask questions, network and be inspired by those who care about what is important to you and your well-being, at the largest, most important health summit created for African Americans.