Shamard Charles, MD, MPH Title: Assistant Professor of Public Health Education: Harvard University, Brown University, New York University Expertise: Medicine, Public Health, Health Communication, Diversity in Medicine Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Promotion at St. Francis CollegeUnited Nations Global Press FellowHost of the Heart Over Hype podcast Experience Shamard Charles, MD, MPH, is an experienced health journalist and public health doctor. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Promotion at St. Francis College. Dr. Charles previously served as the senior health journalist for NBC News. He has been featured on various journalistic platforms including an NPR feature for his reporting on the death of Black men in medicine. He has also written and produced stories in Nigeria covering public health topics and can be found on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBC News Now, Today, NBCNews.com, and the Grio. Education Dr. Charles received his medical degree from Brown University. He received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and his Bachelor's degree from New York University. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.