Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH

Dr. Ayanna V. Buckner is the Principal of Community Health Cooperative, a consulting firm that assists organizations with program design, implementation, evaluation, and other activities associated with community-based health programming.


Community Health Cooperative’s client list include organizations with local and national impact, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – in collaboration with Nexus Research Group, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and Health Connect South. 

Trained in public health, preventive medicine, and internal medicine, Dr. Buckner is passionate about evidence-based health programming. She serves as chairperson of the Coordinating Committee of the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, a 5-year, $105 million program developed as part of the Deepwater Horizon Medical Settlement and designed to strengthen primary and behavioral healthcare services in oil spill-impacted communities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.


Dr. Buckner formerly served as director of the Regional Coordinating Center for Hurricane Response at Morehouse School of Medicine, through which she managed multi-state projects to assist with rebuilding the health systems in the Gulf Region.


Dr. Buckner is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and was a 2010 recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship. A native of the New Orleans area, Dr. Buckner received a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. She received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College and completed a combined residency program in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Griffin Hospital, an affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine. She also received a Master of Public Health degree, with an emphasis in Health Management, from Yale University.

Ayanna V.  Buckner, MD, MPH Principal, Community Health Cooperative

Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH

Principal, Community Health Cooperative

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Facilitation & Strategic Planning
Project Management
Public Health

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