Dr. Irene Blanco
Irene is an Associate Professor of Clinical medicine as well as the Associate Dean of Diversity Enhancement at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center. A rheumatologist by training, she has a particular interest in the connective tissue diseases, most notably systemic lupus erythematosus and how it affects underserved populations.
Her research currently focuses on addressing health disparities in rheumatology through developing structured didactics within the rheumatology fellowship curriculum. At the medical school, Dr. Blanco is focused on further diversifying both the medical and graduate school with the end goal of having Einstein graduates at the upper echelons of research and healthcare nationally and internationally.