David Pryor, MD
David P. Pryor, M.D., M.P.H. is the founder of BlackWomensHealth.com and is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who has a special expertise in wellness and health promotion. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Health Disparities. He has served as a Medical Director for some of the largest companies in the U.S and has been at the center of efforts to coordinate of quality, cost effective care for patients.
Additionally, Dr. Pryor is Chair of the Board for the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Southern CA chapter and is the author of the book LifestyleDNA: Live Happier, Healthier, and More Energized.
A native of California, Dr. Pryor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stanford University and completed his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego. He also has a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
The most recent posts by David Pryor, MDDavid Pryor, MD 1 year, 5 months ago
David Pryor, MD 1 year, 5 months ago
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV/AIDS. We here at BlackWomensHealth feel very strongly about recognizing the fight against HIV/AIDS—not only on World AIDS Day, but all through December and every day of the year.David Pryor, MD 1 year, 7 months ago
The health of African-Americans has improved over the last forty years. Data published in 2011 from the National Vital Statistics System, reveal that the life expectancy of African American women has increased from 68 to 77.4 years.David Pryor, MD 1 year, 7 months ago
In a 2011 survey conducted by BlackWomensHealth.com, survey responders indicated that one of the main reasons that they are reluctant to complete mammograms is that they are “scared” of finding out the results. The idea is that “no news is good news” and that the more testing and screening that is done will only lead to the doctor finding out “bad” things about my health.David Pryor, MD 1 year, 8 months ago
Teenagers (ages 13 to 19 years) in the United States are engaging in sexual activity in increasing numbers. Some children, even younger than 13 years of age, are having sex. The high rate of adolescent pregnancy is a national concern. The African American community has been and continues to be greatly impacted by the consequences of high rates of teen sexual activity and pregnancy. It is our responsibility to love, nurture and educate our youth so that they can make responsible choices with regard to their sexual behavior.