CeRon is a doctoral student in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and a member of AcademyHealth’s Disparities Interest Group Advisory Committee. His research examines the potential health impacts of U.S. health policies for historically disadvantaged populations. More specifically, Ford is interested in examining inequities that link structural racism and discrimination to health and U.S. health policies. As a Ph.D. student, he has served as a Graduate Research Assistant, a Graduate Assistant with C2DREAM Community Engagement Core, and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

CeRon earned his B.S. in Public Health from Baylor University and his M.P.H. from Morehouse School of Medicine. With aspirations of becoming a tenured professor and health policy consultant to policymakers, he plans to further develop an understanding of health inequities and racial inequities for historically marginalized populations.

CeRon is a 2023 AcademyHealth Diversity Scholar.