SCDAA’s #BlackHistoryMonthHeroes highlights prominent Black members of our community who have made their mark on our history. Stay tuned this month to learn more about these inspiring individuals. 

#BlackHistoryMonth Meet the late Carlton Haywood Jr. – a trailblazer in the field of health equity and bioethics. Born with sickle cell disease, Carlton never let his illness hold him back. He was an all-star student and held many degrees, including a Ph.D. in Bioethics and Health Policy from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research, informed by his own experiences with SCD, earned him a competitive National Institutes of Health grant and recognition as a leader in his field. Despite the challenges he faced, Carlton’s unwavering spirit and passion for health equity and bioethics inspired many. His legacy will live on as a shining example of resilience and dedication.