John Sankofa is the race and equity writer at the Urban Institute, where he writes and substantively edits policy research products, including briefs, executive summaries, and Urban Wire blog posts. Before joining Urban, Sankofa wrote for several research and mission-driven organizations, including the National Medical Association, the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Health Policy Research Consortium, a racial disparities research project funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He was the principal writer of the national report of the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce. In 2002, Sankofa was awarded the Kaiser Media Fellowship for his in-depth reporting on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Black communities for the New York Amsterdam News.
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