Dr. Joia A. Crear-Perry

National Birth Equity Collaborative Founder & President

Dr. Joia A. Crear-Perry is a physician, policy expert, thought leader and advocate for transformational justice. As the founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC), she identifies and challenges racism as a root cause of health inequities. She has been featured in national and international publications including Essence and Ms. In 2020, She was honored by USA Today in its “Women of the Century” series and featured on “Nightline’s” “Hear Her Voice” on ABC. Dr. Crear-Perry has twice addressed the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to elevate the cause of gender diversity and urge a human rights framework toward addressing maternal mortality. After completing undergraduate studies at Princeton University and Xavier University of Louisiana, she received her medical degree from Louisiana State University and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tulane University School of Medicine.