Malika Fair

Malika FairProfessional Summary

Senior Director, Equity and Social Accountability, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Malika Fair, MD, MPH is the Senior Director of Equity and Social Accountability at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  Dr. Fair develops programs and initiatives with multidisciplinary partners and local communities to advance equity, racial justice, population health, and accountability through a continuous equity improvement lens. Within the AAMC Strategic Plan, Dr. Fair leads one of the 10 action plans for the AAMC: Equipping Academic Medicine to be More Inclusive and Equitable. Within this action plan, Dr. Fair oversees the plan to address and eliminate racism within Academic Medicine. Her work assists the academic medicine community in becoming anti-racist leaders who acknowledge and understand systemic racial inequities and cultivate evidence-based policies and practices that promote racial justice and equity in our communities, education and research institutions, and health care systems. 

Dr. Fair serves as the Principal Investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement with the AAMC which seeks to strengthen collaboration between the disciplines of academic medicine and public health. Dr. Fair oversees the Office of Community Engagement that seeks to develop strategic partnerships with community agencies to improve the health of local residents as well as to assist medical schools and teaching hospitals with their community engagement efforts. 

Dr. Fair is an Associate Clinical Professor and practicing physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine of The George Washington University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Fair served as the Clerkship Director of Emergency Medicine and the Co-Director of the Health Policy Track for The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She also served as the Co-Principal Investigator of the Beyond Flexner Study and an investigator for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.  

Dr. Fair serves on the Fiscal Management Control Board of Directors for the Not-For-Profit Hospital Corporation (United Medical Center) and is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Griffith Leadership Center within the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Department of Health Management and Policy. In 2019, Dr. Fair was selected to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Healthcare Systems Transformation for the District of Columbia and to be included in the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum.

Dr. Fair completed her residency training and chief residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She received her medical and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Science from Stanford University.