LECOM is proud to announce that faculty member Dr. Teresa Hunter-Pettersen has been named an honoree of this year’s City & State Pennsylvania Impact 75. The list is comprised of citizens who have helped to make communities in the Commonwealth more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous. To be selected for the Impact 75 list, nominees must be considered an “influential difference-maker,” and Dr. Pettersen is most certainly that.
Dr. Hunter-Pettersen is an associate professor of medical education and LECOM’s institutional director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
She began teaching at LECOM Bradenton in 2007 and has served LECOM for over 18 years in several different capacities. Dr. Hunter-Pettersen is passionate about equity for all, and this is shown through the tremendous work she has done to promote inclusivity throughout LECOM. Dr. Pettersen has also been involved in Type 2 Diabetes research, a disease more prevalent among communities of color.
After completing her Bachelor of Science in biology at St. Joseph’s college, Dr. Pettersen went on to pursue her medical degree at La Universidad del Noreste. She obtained her MPA in health service management at New York University, then received her master’s in medical education from LECOM.