Dr. Kingsley Ndoh, UW Faculty of Global Health and a Founder of Regista Health
Our guest Kingsley Ndoh, MD has a global health project centered in Ondo state in Nigeria, where he endeavors to collect the largest set of cancer related data on people of African descent. We discuss during the episode, before algorithmic bias, how biased decisions about data collection has fatal consequences for cancer patients of African descent. Dr. Ndoh speaks about how Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was far younger than current guidelines in the United States for early screening of colon cancer. Perhaps guidelines would change for the age to start early screening of cancer if we had the data on diverse populations. Listen all the way through for a consequential discussion that may help guide you as you practice your profession. Dr. Ndoh started out life in Jos, Nigeria. After training as a physician, he pursued his systems level interest in healthcare with further study at the University of Washington. He completed a masters in public health at UW, and since completing the degree he's joined the faculty.