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Florida Health Grand Rounds presenter Dr. Michelle Cardel

Florida Health Grand Rounds

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Dr. George Rust is a Professor at the FSU College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL, where he also directs the Center for Medicine and Public Health.  He is board-certified in both Family Practice and in Preventive Medicine. Dr. Rust began his career serving six years as Medical Director for the West Orange Farmworkers Health Association in Central Florida.  He then taught for 24 years on faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine, where he was founding director of the National Center for Primary Care, co-chair of the Georgia Minority Health Advisory Council, and lead author for the Georgia Health Disparities Report.  In 2015, he was senior scientific advisor to the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Rust is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, whose career as a family physician and scholar has consistently focused on primary health care and community health for those in greatest need, and on charting a path to health equity.