Delmonize “Del” Smith, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO

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“Any serious, comprehensive discussion about health equity must include diversity and inclusion in genomic research and clinical trials.” – Del Smith, Ph.D, Co-Founder & CEO of Acclinate

Dr. Del Smith is passionate about using business to make a positive societal impact. He is the co-founder and CEO of Acclinate, a growing digital health company specializing in accessing and engaging communities of color so they can make informed health decisions. He has leadership experience in healthcare, IT, higher education, and government. Del most recently served as dean of the business school at Alabama A&M University. His experience starting and growing tech-related companies fuels his inquiry on how minority-owned firms achieve high levels of success. Del’s research findings have appeared in publications, such as the Journal of Business Research; the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship; and the Journal of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. Del earned his Ph.D. in business from the University of Alabama.

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