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Christopher McNeil, DO

Christopher McNeil is an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, director of the Black Men in White Coats Oklahoma mentoring chapter, founder and creator of Youth Medical Mentorship Inc., and an elected local official for the Union Public Schools Board of Education. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health and has served advisory roles on the Tulsa Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Board. As a former division one athlete and current strength and conditioning coach, he serves on the Oklahoma National Strength and Conditioning Advisory Board and as a task force member for the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of the Health Performance and Research Institute at OSU. He was an Aspen Global Innovators Group Healthy Communities Fellow for the Class of 2023 and a staunch community leader and advocate. He has been published by the American Medical Association and won multiple national awards as a medical student including a nomination for student doctor of the year. His current research is in identifying the return on investment for recruiting, retaining, and advancing more minority health professionals in specific communities at a socioeconomic disadvantage. This neighborhood approach to workforce development has been the foundation for his work with Youth Medical Mentorship, Inc. and their success in mentoring and impacting 968 students, recruiting 126 volunteers, creating 26 jobs, raising $612,000, reaching 5 different states, and generating pathways and mentors for individuals in so many communities within the first 11 months of launching his business.