Dr. Consuelo H. Wilkins - a geriatrician, clinical investigator and engagement researcher - is Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She also served as the former Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. As a multi-Principal Investigator for the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR), she oversees programs in community engagement and team science. Dr. Wilkins is also a Principal Investigator of two other NIH-funded centers, the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center for Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health, which focuses on decreasing disparities among African Americans and Latinos using precision medicine; and the Vanderbilt Recruitment Innovation Center, a national center dedicated to enhancing recruitment and retention in clinical trials. Dr. Wilkins is Engagement Core Director of the All of Us Research Program, a national precision medicine project which will enroll one million participants.
Prior to her current roles, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, with secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Surgery (Public Health Sciences) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Wilkins earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Doctor of Medicine from Howard University. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Following her medical training, she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine.