Division of Biology and Medicine
Office of Belonging, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Olivia Cummings MD'24

2022-2023 OBEDI LEAD Fellow


Olivia (she/her) was born in the Bronx, NY. She is the youngest daughter of her Black American mother and Jamaican father and is so grateful to have been given the gift of belonging to two vibrant and proud communities. Passionate about having a role in alleviating the many structural inequities she witnessed as a child and teenager, Olivia came to Brown in 2015 as a student in the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), where she studied Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Interested in learning more about how physicians can be forces for change in the population health realm, Olivia matriculated to The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2019 as a member of the Primary Care-Population Medicine combined MD/ScM program. In medical school, she has been involved in the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), White Coats 4 Black Lives, AMS Student Senate, student clinics (gynecology & ophthalmology) at Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, Street Outreach with the House of Hope, and patient navigation with the Transitions Clinic for formerly incarcerated patients. She has also worked at the Brown School of Public Health at the Center for Evidence Synthesis & Health and is passionate about the creation and synthesis of scientific research for evidence-based patient care. During her year as ODMA Fellow, she is also working as an intern in an ocular infectious disease lab at Massachusetts Eye & Ear.

Olivia loves to explore the food scene in Providence, which is awesome, amazingly diverse, and constantly changing. She also tries to find time for wellness and exercise, catching up with friends, caring for her many plants, and picking up new hobbies. 

She is excited to be the ODMA Fellow for 2022-2023 and is looking forward to working with the administration and students.