Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP

Cedric M. Bright, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Administrative Assistant: Kimberly Richardson
Office: 919-966-7673
Appointments: 984-974-4462

505 Berryhill Hall
CB 7530
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

UNC Health Care Profile

Associate Professor of Medicine

NCQA_PCMH logo Cedric M. Bright, MD, has been awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Specialty Areas: General Internal Medicine

Chronology: BA Semiotics: Brown University, 1985; MD: University of North Carolina, 1990; Resident: Brown University, 1990-1993; Clinical Instructor of Medicine: Brown University, 1993-1997; Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Community and Family Medicine: Duke University, 1998-2011; Staff Physician: Durham VA Medical Center, 1998-2011; Assistant Dean of Admissions: University of North Carolina, 2011-2017; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2011-present; Director of the Office of Special Programs: University of North Carolina, 2011-present; Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence: University of North Carolina, 2017-present; Director of Pipeline Programs: University of North Carolina, 2017-present

Dr. Bright’s research and clinical interests include eliminating health disparities thus obtaining health equity, as well as addressing implicit bias in medical education and in the clinical encounter to improve health outcomes/patient satisfaction.

Selected Bibliography:
The Report of the W. Montague Cobb /NMA Health Institute Consensus Panel on the Plight of Underrepresented Minorities in Medical Education. Journal of the National Medical Association, June 5, 2018  Cedric M. Bright, Mia A. Price, Randall C. Morgan, Rahn K. Bailey

Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine. Association of American Medical Colleges Publication, July 2015. Contributor, White Paper.

Bailey RK, Muir AJ, Howell CD, Bright CM, et al. The Hepatitis C Crisis in the African American Community-Findings and Recommendations. JAMA. 2013; summer vol. 105: 108-111. PMID: 24079211

Bright, CM, Ferdinand K, Yancy C. Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease: A Focus on Congestive Heart failure in African Americans. National Medical Association, July 2012. Consensus Paper

Bright CM. Commentary: What role should physician organizations play in addressing social justice issues? Acad Med. 2012 Jun; 87(6): 684-686. PMID: 22643373

Peek ME, Wilson SC, Bussey-Jones J, Lypson M, Cordasco K, Jacobs EA, Bright C, Brown AF. A study of national physician organizations' efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. Acad Med. 2012 Jun; 87(6): 694-700. PMID: 22534593

Bright CM. Achieving health equity. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Sep-Oct; 103(9-10): 798-801. PMID: 22364045 

Recognitions and Honors:  Dr. Bright was the 112th President for the National Medical Association and  has been an invited speaker at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation annual meeting and has participated in White House focus groups centered on healthcare for populations at risk. He was featured in the White Coats Black Doctor video series that has amassed over 100K views, and has quite a following on twitter (@cedricmbrightmd). He has been featured in the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) article “Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine”, and has been an invited expert to speak to the National Academy of Science regarding the black male pipeline. He is a member of the Durham and Orange County Boys and Girls club and was the Chief volunteer officer from 2015-2018. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities.

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