BA, New York University
MPH, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
MD, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
Shamard Charles, MD-MPH, is a public health doctor and physician journalist with over five years of experience in health promotion and health communications. Currently he is a United Nations Global Press fellow, a frequent contributor to theGrio, and host of the Heart Over Hype podcast, a weekly health podcast. Prior to joining the SFC faculty he served as senior health journalist for NBC News, leading the network’s health and medical coverage including groundbreaking reporting during Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey. He is also no stranger to the broadcast booth, having previously been featured on NPR for his reporting on the dearth of Black men in medicine. More recently, he expanded his coverage internationally, writing and producing stories in Nigeria covering a variety of public health topics including vaccine-hesitancy and vaccine-preventable diseases. His work can be found on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBC News Now, TODAY, and NBCNews.com.