Mathematica has named Deliya Banda Wesley senior director of health equity, a new position focused on promoting equity in health and health care through influential research and improved programs.
Deliya Banda Wesley
- Population health
- Clinical research
- Learning collaboratives
- Community-engaged research
- Program and policy evaluation
- Stakeholder engagement
- Population Health
Deliya Banda Wesley is Mathematica’s Senior Director of Health Equity, where she focuses on promoting equity in health and health care through impactful research and improved programs. She leads the development of a robust health equity practice and diverse portfolio across a variety of government and philanthropic clients.
Wesley, a health equity scientist, has more than a decade of research, evaluation, and project management experience to this role. Throughout her career she has focused on determinants of health decision-making and health information uptake among diverse populations, as well as the development and evaluation of successful health communication tools to facilitate and improve decision-making among groups that have been marginalized. Most recently, Wesley was the founding Scientific Director to the MedStar Health Research Institute’s Center for Health Equity Research. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine.
In addition to establishing and building a portfolio of health equity research at MedStar, Wesley has had research published in many peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Biomedical Informatics, The Oncologist, and the Journal of Urban Health. She earned her master of public health degree in epidemiology at The George Washington University School of Public Health and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in behavioral and community health from the University of Maryland School of Public Health.