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Dr. Oni Blackstock

Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health


Dr. Oni Blackstock, a Brooklyn native, is the Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department’s Bureau of HIV. In this role, she oversees the City’s response to the HIV epidemic. She is a primary care physician, HIV specialist, and researcher who sees patients at Harlem Hospital’s HIV clinic, and has developed, implemented, and evaluated innovative community- and clinic-based programs to promote HIV treatment and prevention. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University, and her Masters of Health Services Research from Yale School of Medicine’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. She trained in primary care internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and completed a fellowship in HIV medicine at Harlem Hospital. Dr. Blackstock is passionate about racial equity and social justice, and is committed to ending the HIV epidemic among all New Yorkers.

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