Dr. Aletha Maybank is a board-certified physician and administrator with demonstrated excellence in public health, policy development, communications, and preventive medicine.

Dr. Maybank’s principal strengths are in the areas of media, partnership/relationship building, community-based participatory research methods, and organizational and community assessments necessary in developing effective communication points and social marketing strategies to improve the health of various communities. She has additional expertise in food and fitness, maternal and child health, cancer, HIV/AIDS, community health, and health inequities.


Presently, Dr. Maybank is the Assistant Commissioner with the NYC Department of Health. From 2005-2009, Dr. Maybank was the Founding Director with the Office of Minority Health, with the Suffolk County Dept. of Health. Dr. Maybank served as a Jr. Pediatric Attending with St. Luke’s Hospital from 2004-2006. At Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/Columbia University, Dr. Maybank served as a Clinical Instructor, from 2003-2004.

Honors and Awards: 2012 The Network Journal 40 Under Forty Award; Women of Excellence Award; Diaspora Services, 2012; Beauty and the Beat: Heroine in Excellence Award; DJ Quick Select and the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, 2012; Outstanding NYC Leader Award; Kechie’s Project, 2011; 2011 Mover & Shaker; NV Magazine; The Jeanine Cassagnol Sejour Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Medicine – EMG Communications, 2009; Outstanding Public Health Achievement National Coalition of 100 Black Men, Long Island Chapter, 2008.