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Dr. Sharon Allison-Ottey    

Award-Winning Women's Health Advocate, Physician & Author

Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD is an energetic and engaging speaker, author, health educator and strategist, physician, and consultant. She is the CEO of CARLDEN Inc. and Beautiful Woman Inside and Out, Inc., and also serves as Executive Director of The COSHAR Healthy Communities Foundation. Dr. Allison-Ottey serves as the Health Strategist for several national organizations and is media personality with a presence in television, social media, radio, and print.

Dr. Allison-Ottey is an avid medical researcher with numerous publications and presentations. She was named the American Geriatric Society’s 1999 Investigator of the Year in recognition of her pioneering work in AIDS in the Elderly and was one of the first in the world to publish on this topic. Additionally, she has been engaged in several research collaborations that include the John Hopkins Urban Health Institute, the Gallup Organization and numerous other academic, private, and public organizations. Dr. Allison-Ottey is particularly recognized for her understanding of programmatic funding, the fine lines between corporate giving and organizational messaging.

Dr. Allison-Ottey is a nationally recognized speaker for healthcare professionals. She addresses various topics which include but are not limited to: health literacy, women’s health, health disparities and cultural competency, the role of faith based organizations in healthcare, direct to consumer advertisements and health in an aging population. She provides invaluable insight and guidance to the numerous commissions, advisory boards and committees on which she serves. Dr. Allison-Ottey has received many awards and citations from organizations and the community.

One of Dr. Allison-Ottey’s passions is writing and she introduced a new genre to the world of fiction, “fiction with a purpose,” with her first novel, “All I Ever Did Was Love a Man.” This bestselling novel has given birth to a much anticipated sequel, “My Breaking Heart,” which is scheduled to be released in 2021. She also wrote a self-help book entitled “Is That Fried Chicken Wing Worth It?” Additionally, she created a full greeting card line, “Cards by Dr. Sharon.” She is the founder and host of the “Beautiful Woman Inside and Out” conferences and truly makes an impact in the lives of women and their families.

Speech Topics

  • Navigating Health Post Covid
  • Relationships 101--- The Transitions of Our Lives
  • Racial and Gender Equity
  • The "Beauty of Aging"

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