Dawn Misra

Dawn Misra

Associate chair forresearch and professor Department of Family Medicine
Phone: 313-577-8199

Areas of expertise

health disparities


Dawn P. Misra, Ph.D., is chair of the committee for the Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity in Detroit. Misra is professor and associate chair for research in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

Misra’s research focuses on a wide range of factors, including racism. She is seeking to contribute to a fuller understanding of the pathways that lead to optimal perinatal health and close the gap in disparities. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee report on preterm birth cites several of her papers and notes that her conceptual framework guided the committee’s approach to examining the causes of preterm birth. Misra also co-chaired the psychosocial factors workgroup for the Surgeon General’s Conference on Preterm Birth.