Ezekiel Richardson
Research Fellow

Ezekiel Richardson is currently serving as a fellow for the Center for Emergency Care and Patient Research  (CECPR). The CECPR fellowship offers third-year medical students an opportunity to conduct health policy research between their third and fourth year. As a fellow, Ezekiel works with both the Center for Digital Health and the Center for Emergency Care and Patient Research under Raina Merchant, MD, MSHP and Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH to produce novel publications at the intersection of social media, injury prevention, pain treatment, and community efficacy. 

Prior becoming a fellow, Ezekiel completed three years of medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and he will continue his studies after completion of his fellowship. Prior to medical school, Ezekiel worked as a John Gardner Public Service Fellow at the Maryland Department of Health under then-secretary Joshua Sharfstein, MD. He completed his undergraduate degree in human biology with a concentration on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on racial and gender health inequity in the United States.

His research interests include the economic and health impacts of distributing public health resources as public goods and the use of social media as a measurement of health care quality, effectiveness, and equity.