Top 100 Women of Impact: Brookshield Laurent

Brookshield Laurent

Chair, Department of Clinical Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arkansas State University
Executive Director, Delta Population Health Institute

About me: As an osteopathic family medicine physician and executive director of the Delta Population Health Institute, I have the opportunity to not only provide care for my patients on a one-on-one basis, but I get to contribute to the creation of health in the communities they live in as well as educate future physicians to do the same.

Lives/Works in: Jonesboro

Best Career Advice: It’s not about the work you do, but how you do it that defines you.

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: A “no” now doesn’t mean a “no” forever. Timing is key!

Proudest Moment of Impact: When my medical students share with me and become leaders creating a positive impact in their communities because of the training we give them.

Call to Action: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Love warriors, let’s go!

What Keeps Me Motivated: The eternal unfathomable love of the Father, the call on my life and the love of my community.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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