Marilyn Fraser

Marilyn is the CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Medicine and the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, and the Co-Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, a partnership of the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, the Arthur Ashe Institute, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President.  Much of her work has focused on community engagement and health promotion, often in non-traditional settings such as barbershops and beauty salons. Marilyn has worked with research teams to develop training curricula for lay health advocates on various topics including cancer (breast, prostate and colorectal), cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, health disparities and community based participatory research. In 2013, Marilyn received the prestigious Fulbright Research Specialist award to develop a climate change and public health program in Trinidad & Tobago.