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To Heal a Mocking Bird

By Randevyn Pierre

Randevyn Pierre

Randevyn Pierre is a business organizer, process innovator, and health messaging strategist. Raised in the Rocky Mountains, Randevyn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado Tech. Randevyn has a diverse professional background in the business of disease prevention and treatment, program development, health promotion, health education, health marketing, project management, and community affairs. In each of these roles, he has served as a valuable team contributor to those he has worked alongside.

 

Randevyn’s public health portfolio includes work experiences with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in various roles; Ryan White Specialist, Southern Regional Coordinator, Curriculum Manager, Capacity Building Assistance Trainer, and Public Health Analyst.

 

Randevyn presently works as a Field Director in Medical Affairs for Johnson & Johnson’s Community Liaison Team (Janssen Infectious Diseases and Vaccines). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern AIDS Coalition

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Randevyn Pierre has collected and shared the experiences of a number of African Americans around healthcare hesitancy and medical mistrust. In this piece, he exposes his own thoughts and experiences in navigating his journey through the healthcare landscape. Pierre also infuses key learnings from his public health knowledge as well as other accounts from interviewees.

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact The 100 Series"

Former President Barack Obama is famously quoted as saying, “we have more in common than we have things that divide us.” This philosophy may or may not have moved the needle on this country’s politics around human decency, but perhaps it offers us a start to reducing healthcare hesitancy in exam rooms all over the United States.

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 104: Healthcare Through Angela’s Eyes (Part 2 of 2)

During Angela Braden's battle to preserve her sight, the medical mistrust of her support system took an unexpected turn as her Black family immediately questioned the qualifications and competence of a Black physician. Soon thereafter, they were confronted with their worse fears.

Listen to the radio show-style break down of our conversation around Black health and its historically relevant trust-related barriers over coffee.

During Angela Braden's battle to preserve her sight, the medical mistrust of her support system took an unexpected turn as her Black family immediately questioned the qualifications and competence of a Black physician. Soon thereafter, they were confronted with their worse fears.

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 103: Our Body Is (Nothing and Everything)"

“My grandmother was resistant to her food being heated up on a metal plate. Today, most of us don’t even think twice about warming our dinner in a microwave. Change is slow, but it is constant and inevitable. We will get there.”

Randevyn Pierre discusses "Black Healthcare Hesitancy and Its Impact Profile 102: The Brown Paper Bag"

“I used to see my mother and grandmother get these brown paper bags full of medications thrown at them. I was sitting there trying to help my mother read and understand them.”

"There are members of the Black community who find it difficult, at best, to believe that reversing age-old systematic oppression and trauma in healthcare is a top priority of our government.”

Listen to the radio show-style break down of our conversation around Black health and its historically relevant trust-related barriers over coffee.