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Joseph Betancourt, MD, directs the Disparities Solutions Center, which works with healthcare organizations to improve quality of care, address racial and ethnic disparities, and achieve equity in health care. He is also the director of multicultural education for Massachusetts General Hospital, and an expert in cross-cultural care and communication. Additionally, Dr. Betancourt is a co-founder of Quality Interactions, Inc., an industry-leading company that creates and deploys a portfolio of e-learning programs in the area of cross-cultural care and communication, which more than 140,000 health care professionals across the country have used. He also advises government, healthcare systems, and other public and private sector organizations on strategies to improve quality of care and eliminate disparities. He is a practicing internist, co-chairs the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities, sits on the Boston Public Health Commission and on the Board of Trinity Health. Joseph is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.