Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH

Deputy Director

Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2010- Current Deputy Director, UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities
  • 2010-Current Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health
  • 2012 Scholar, M. Alfred Haynes Institute for Social Equity, Meharry/Vanderbilt
  • 2011 Fellow, Health Equity Leadership Institute, University of WI-Madison
  • 2008-2010 Assistant Research Professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • 2007-2008 Fellow, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)
  • 2007-2008 Fellow, US Office of the Surgeon General
  • 2006-2007 House Officer Vanderbilt Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • MPH Harvard School of Public Health
  • MD University of Chicago Medical School with Honors
  • BS University of Minnesota Cum Laude

Research Interests

Women’s health across the life-course, Maternal and reproductive health (pregnancy outcomes), Community based participatory research, Community engagement and outreach, Health disparities & equity, Cultural competence and health policy

Selected Publications

  • Su, Dejun, Terry T-K. Huang, Renaisa Anthony, Athena Ramos, Drissa Toure, and Hongmei Wang. "Parental Perception of Child Bodyweight and Health Among Mexican-American Children with Acanthosis Nigricans." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 1-8 (2013)
  • Anthony, R "Physician’s Testimony" personal account of health care experiences selected and published online by Doctors for Obama and Doctors for America. 2008
  • Anthony, R. "The Healthy Woman; A Complete Guide for All Ages" drafted and edited sections of the book for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health (OWH). 2008
  • Anthony, R, "2008 NIH Biennial Report on Women’s Health" drafted section of report for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Report collated by all institutes and submitted on behalf of the Office of Research on Women’s Health to Congress. 2008\
  • Anthony, R, Martinez, D, Garner, EI.O: "Predictors of HPV, Pap Smear and Cervical Cancer Knowledge in young Women" Journal of Gynecologic Oncology 2006; 101:S137
  • Anthony, Renaisa, Martinez, Diane, Garner, Elizabeth I.O "Utilization of a Multimedia Educational Intervention: A Pilot Study for Increasing HPV, Pap Smear and Cervical Cancer Knowledge" Journal of Gynecologic Oncology 2006: 101: S132

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, National Medical Association
  • Member, Harvard Alumni Association
  • Board Member, Physicians for Reproductive Health
  • Board Member, Urban League of Nebraska
  • Board Member, Omaha Women’s Fund
  • Board Member, Piney Woods School

Contact Renaisa S. Anthony
Dr. Renaisa Anthony

984340 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4340
Phone: (402) 559-9660
Fax: (402) 559-6493