I am a tenured professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  My CV is here.

According to my team’s research, I am the 5th Black woman to become a tenured, full professor in the medical school’s 150+ year history in Detroit, what is now a majority Black city.

I’m also Associate Center Director of Community Outreach and Engagement and Faculty Supervisor of the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Follow me on Twitter at  @HayleyBrooklyn.

I’m the developer of the Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale (GBMMS), which has been administered in over 70 health disparities studies.  I’ll be developing this page as a resource on the medical mistrust construct. Learn more here.

This site is being updated so please return for more information. In the meantime, below are three examples of my “academic activism.” 


The July 16th COVID313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall (I’m on from about minutes 1-9).

WATCH: COVID313 Community Coalition Virtual Town Hall Live


My op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press in June 2020:  “To improve Black health, don’t forget LGBTQ community.”


To improve Black health, don't forget LGBTQ community R


My op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press in February 2019:  “Ralph Northam’s yearbook shows how racism leads black patients to distrust doctors.”