"MLK Day: A View from the 21st-century Pulpit"
1/21/2013, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“MLK Day: A View from the 21st-century Pulpit”
Presenter: Reverend Kenneth Robinson, M.D., M.Div.
Rev. Dr. Robinson is a native of Nashville. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University; the Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School; and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, where his Honors Thesis focused on the interrelationship between religious faith and healing.
Dr. Robinson recently made history, completing his tenure as the state’s first African-American Commissioner of Health. While continuing to pastor St. Andrew, he served for four years as Tennessee’s Chief Health Officer; promoting, protecting and improving of the health of all its citizens, and overseeing 3500 employees and a $548 Million budget. Prior to joining the Governor’s Cabinet, he formerly practiced and taught Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt, and subsequently facilitated the graduation of over 230 African-American physicians as an Assistant Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He is widely sought across the country for his expertise on policy and partnership development; particularly applicable to health promotion and disease prevention in the African-American and religious communities.