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Episode 3: The Impact Factor With Dr. Jackie Douge of What is Black?

Frederick Factor October 27, 2021 21


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Show Summary:

As a pediatrician with a health background and as a parent, Jackie Douge has seen the impact of health disparities on Black children and adults in an up-close and personal way. As the host of the podcast What is Black? and the owner of the company What is Black, LLC. Jackie aims to help as many families and children as possible by bringing these conversations to the forefront. In this episode, Jackie shares more about the inspiration behind What is Black? and the impact she’s working to make in the world.

Show Notes / Highlights from the Show:
  • The history of Jackie’s podcast, What is Black? and how it got started
  • The many different factors that can create health disparities
  • Jackie’s journey having “the conversation” with her kids about being Black
  • As a front-line worker, the health disparities Jackie has witnessed during COVID-19
  • Jackie’s passion for helping families and children and making a difference
  • The necessity of uncomfortable conversations to dismantle the various “ism’s” (racism, sexism, etc.) as well as uncomfortable conversations with family members
  • Jackie’s tips for the next generation
  • Some exciting projects in the works for What is Black?
  • Jackie’s Frederick Factor
Guest Bio:

Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a pediatrician, speaker, and writer. Dr. Dougé holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Medical Degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Rutgers University. She has been featured in several media outlets (e.g., CNN, NPR, NY Times, Washington Post, and Today Show) and is the founder and CEO of a media company, What is Black?, which creates diverse and inclusive programming to uplift and affirm Black families and children.

Show Links:

Connect with Jackie and What is Black?:

Twitter: @drdouge

Twitter: @whatisblk

Instagram: @whatisblk

Instagram: @drjacquelinedouge

Facebook: @whatisblk

For a full transcript of the episode, click here:

Frederick Factor The Impact Factor Transcript

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