Jeri A. Dyson, M.D. is an adolescent medicine physician who specializes in sexually transmitted infections.  As an advocate for teens and young adults her focus is to raise their awareness on issues of self-esteem, reproductive health, emotional & physical violence and HIV/AIDS.  Dr. Dyson’s expertise is not limited to these topics but also includes obesity, diabetes and hypertension.  Her life motto "Helping Teens Become Successful in Every Area of Life" is to properly arm youth with information needed to make healthier life choices.  A dynamic lecturer for audiences of all ages, Dr. Dyson has a way of making difficult concepts simple and is highly sought after for her presentations.  She speaks nationally and internationally is the resident medical physician for Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) Rap-It-Up HIV/AIDS Campaign.  She is also the featured medical expert for BET's 106 & Park 2-hour World AIDS Day Specials.  She has made appearances on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) Doctor to Doctor series.  Dr. Dyson is the host of Dr. Jeri Speaks Talk Show which highlights "HOT TEEN TOPICS" and features well-respected national guest experts.  Dr. Dyson is co-founder of The Soul Sisters Mentoring Program for African American Girls currently undergoing revision.  This program pairs high risk adolescent females one on one with professional African American women who have made positive impacts within their community.

A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Dyson received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, then went on to complete her Pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.  She completed a dual fellowship program in Adolescent Medicine and Sexually Transmitted Diseases at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Dr. Jeri Dyson, served as assistant professor of adolescent medicine at the University of Florida in Jacksonville for 3 years. Her medical and research interests have led her to various countries including Gambia and Senegal, West Africa to practice medicine.  While in Senegal Dr. Dyson met with former U.S. Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas to discuss the healthcare needs of Senegalese youth.  

For the past 15 years she has worked with community, religious, and professional organizations to teach adolescents ways to safely maneuver the pitfalls common amongst their age group. Through various outreach efforts she has developed significant experience educating youth in the community on contraception, reproductive health, and sexually transmitted infections. 

In 2007 Dr. Dyson launched “GET IN THE KNOW with Dr. Jeri Dyson” a motivational lecture series and workshop for adolescents. She has also formatted a special series for parents and adults who may have a difficult time discussing such topics with their teens.  Dr. Dyson's highly anticipated book, "An Apple A Day Keeps the Drama Away" will debute Spring, 2013.  She currently provides medical care to youth 12 to 25 years-old in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 


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