Craig Cole is a board-certified hematologist and serves as the Director of Clinical Research in Hematology/Oncology and Multiple Myeloma at the Michigan State University Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing. He also serves on the Cancer Support Community Board of Directors. Indicative of his commitment to equity of cancer care, patient empowerment, and community education, Dr. Cole has won awards for his work in teaching, Multiple Myeloma research, and patient advocacy.
Dr. Cole joins host, Kim Thiboldeaux, to discuss social determinants of health, the history of medical mistrust in communities with people of color and how they are addressing it today, and the importance of diversity in clinical trials. Dr. Cole provides advice to people who want to be good partners with communities of color and help bridge some of the gaps that exist.