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AUTHOR. PHILANTHROPIST. ACTIVIST.
Rasheera Dopson is a disability justice activist, author, researcher, scholar, and philanthropist. Born with two rare diseases GoldenHar syndrome and Vater syndrome these two medical conditions have caused her to have over 103 surgeries in her life. Rasheera lives at the intersection of having both physical disabilities and chronic illness.
As a current Harvard Public Health Review Fellow, her areas of interest and research are health policy and behavioral, social sciences with a specific focus on race, gender, and disability. Alongside her academic path, Rasheera has also led as a fierce advocate for the Disability community at large. She has been called upon to share both her professional and personal experiences in living with a disability and chronic health condition from organizations across the globe. Her most recent work has been as a guest lecturer for The Morehouse School of Medicine Bridges to Health Equity course for 1st year MPH students. She has also presented at Texas Children’s Hospital at Baylor Medical College for their panel discussion on Psychosocial care and experiences for individuals with craniofacial conditions. The University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UMPC) in its webinar series on Race & Disability. The National Organization of Rare Disease ( NORD) Patient Panel Forum. Her collaboration initiatives have also be seen among patient-focused organizations and initiatives such as; The Children Craniofacial Association(CCA), FACES National Association of Craniofacial Conditions, The Georgia Council of Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), NORD, Global Genes network, The Every life Foundation, Rare Advocacy Movement, Face Equality International, About Face in Canada and many others.