Joel Bervell

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  • 'Medical Mythbuster' - Over 760K Followers and 120M+ Views
  • 2022 recipient of the American Medical Student Association’s Racial Justice in Medicine Award
  • A 2022 National Minority Quality Forum “40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health”
  • Medical Student and Award-Winning Science Communicator

Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator Joel Bervell is known as the ‘Medical Mythbuster’ for creating viral medical content on social media that is at the forefront of conversations about racial disparities in healthcare, the hidden history of medicine, and overlooked biases in the healthcare industry. After entering medical school, Bervell became a highly respected TikTok and Instagram creator, with over 760K combined followers and 120M+ views. In his videos, as he does in speaking engagements, he breaks down complex topics about how healthcare fails to serve marginalized groups. A gifted educator and engaging speaker, Bervell has been sought after to share his unique and inspiring perspective with groups like Meta, Google, TikTok, the Clinton Foundation, General Electric, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and on behalf of the Congressional Black Congress, among others.

Bervell has been featured on Good Morning America, Business Insider, NPR, YahooNews, WebMD, and more, and has advised organizations like TikTok on efforts to increase Diversity & Inclusion. The Medical Mythbuster serves on councils including the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Health Care Leaders in Social Media, the Council for Responsible Social Media, and the World Health Organization’s ‘Operation Fides’. He has collaborated with brands including Neutrogena, Google, Samsung, Listerine, Gushers, and the American Medical Association. Bervell’s work earned him the honor of being named a Smithsonian Channel ‘Cyclebreaker’, a Scientific American ‘Revolutionary’, a 2022 National Minority Quality Forum “40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health,” and the 2022 recipient of the American Medical Student Association’s Racial Justice in Medicine Award.

For leaders and organizations looking to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare, increase understanding of overlooked stories, or examine the changing landscape of social media, Bervell offers an unparalleled perspective that will resonate with audiences.

 



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Past Hosts Include:
  • Novartis
  • World Health Organization
  • Google
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Meta
  • AFROPUNK
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation
  • National Medical Association
  • National Institute of Health
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Rave Reviews About Joel Bervell as a Speaker
On behalf of the entire 2023 Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Planning Team, we would like to send our deepest gratitude and appreciation... We are still feeling energized and inspired from the incredible conversations and are proud to report that over 100 students attended this event, which may help them on their path to a brighter future... these students left the day more informed about health equity and how they can contribute creating more equitable healthcare for everyone. [Joel's] insights and real-world examples drove the point home, and [Joel's] openness to connect directly with so many of the attendees created a lasting impact on them. [Joel] did a terrific job.

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Talks & Conversations with Joel Bervell
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Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare

Known as the ‘Medical Mythbuster’, Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL unpacks the disparities in healthcare, shares the hidden history of medicine, and examines overlooked biases in the healthcare industry. While his social media presence has directly impacted th ...

Known as the ‘Medical Mythbuster’, Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL unpacks the disparities in healthcare, shares the hidden history of medicine, and examines overlooked biases in the healthcare industry. While his social media presence has directly impacted the lives of millions of followers, Bervell has spoken to major organizations and industry leaders to share his profound insights.

Using Digital Media to Reach Underrepresented Groups

Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL has partnered with major brands to contribute his expertise, helping organizations recognize how digital media can be used to bridge communication between underrepresented groups and brands. His collaborations include Neutrogena ...

Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL has partnered with major brands to contribute his expertise, helping organizations recognize how digital media can be used to bridge communication between underrepresented groups and brands. His collaborations include Neutrogena, Google, Samsung, Listerine, Gushers, and the American Medical Association, and in this talk he shares action-oriented insights that resonate across industries.

DEI: Increasing Understanding by Listening to Overlooked Stories

For medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL, a key aspect of his impact and advocacy happens through storytelling. By creating and uplifting overlooked stories, Bervell works to increase understanding and fundamentally change the healthcare system, while enhancing how all organizations ...

For medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL, a key aspect of his impact and advocacy happens through storytelling. By creating and uplifting overlooked stories, Bervell works to increase understanding and fundamentally change the healthcare system, while enhancing how all organizations can learn and communicate through shared perspectives.

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<p><strong>Joel Bervell helps organizations discover new ways to approach problems and avoid costs</strong></p>

Joel Bervell helps organizations discover new ways to approach problems and avoid costs

JOEL BERVELL is known for his keen eye toward overlooked and discounted pain points that, when elevated, can help transform industries. Joel has gone viral for his insight and impact on the medical community, such as highlighting the inaccuracies of pulse oximeters and outdated diagnostic criteria, resulting in lifesaving and profitable changes in the industry. At events, he masterfully shares stories that remind audiences in every sector to take a second look at longstanding systems and processes because doing so inevitably uncovers some hidden gems.

Whether your team is looking to overhaul your standard operating procedure before a new round of sales goals, or your senior leaders are hoping to learn how to turn feedback into fresh growth, Bervell’s expertise is invaluable. He offers accessible examples, wrapped in compelling stories from his medical background while motivating your group to take on challenges with a fresh perspective. Bervell’s approach has resonated with the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationClinton FoundationNetwork of the National Libray of MedicineVerizonOpen Society FoundationsBank of AmericaGeneral Electric, and more. Groups that bring him in uncover innovative strategies that reshape their industry, reinvent themselves to reach a new customer base, or find new ways to achieve their organizational goals.

Watch Joel Bervell’s keynote address for the inaugural NYCAMES 2023 >>

Watch one of Joel Bervell’s viral TikToks here >> 

<p><strong>Medical student and science educator Joel Bervell inspires students </strong></p>

Medical student and science educator Joel Bervell inspires students

Science communicator, medical student, and TikTok content creator JOEL BERVELL is a champion for minorities in STEM. At an event with Novartis, Bervell connected with teens at the Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring program. Novartis said, "These students left the day more informed about health equity and how they can contribute creating more equitable healthcare for everyone. [Joel's] insights and real-world examples drove the point home, and [Joel's] openness to connect directly with so many of the attendees created a lasting impact on them.”

Bervell is an advocate for mentorship and fostering educational opportunities. He is the founder and director of the Coug Health Academic Mentoring Program (CHAMP), a mentoring program dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented students in medicine. With his uplifting focus on positive change, Joel Bervell uses his platform to educate all Americans about the importance of inclusion in STEM.

Watch Joel Bervell co-moderate a panel on systemic barriers in higher education with SXSW >>   

<p><strong>Science communicator Joel Bervell wins awards while doing global good</strong></p>

Science communicator Joel Bervell wins awards while doing global good

Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator JOEL BERVELL is widely considered a voice for change. He has been recognized for his digital advocacy work with the American Medical Student Association’s Racial Justice in Medicine Award and a National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health. The Smithsonian Channel named Bervell a “Cyclebreaker.” Scientific American calls him a calls him a “Revolutionary” for his work in medical equity. Bervell’s work is making an impact on society by improving quality of life for many nationally.

Watch Joel Bervell’s profile for Scientific American >>

<p><strong>Award-winning science communicator Joel Bervell’s shortform videos get the point across </strong></p>

Award-winning science communicator Joel Bervell’s shortform videos get the point across

“Medical Mythbuster” and award-winning science communicator JOEL BERVELL became famous for breaking down complicated sociopolitical concepts with nuanced grace on social media. Bervell’s impact may be strongest TikTok, where his shortform video series on bias in medical research and history identified him as the platform’s top “Voice for Change” in 2021. Bervell was named one of ten TikTok “Changemakers” and a recipient of their 50K MACROx TikTok Black Creatives Grant.

Bervell’s communication style centers empowerment, knowledge, and future-first thinking – powerful lessons for any group looking to increase engagement and awareness. While he focuses on medicine, his ability to approach hard topics as engaging, shortform content can be applied to communications across any industry.

Watch Joel Bervell speak on actionable equity in medicine and tech at Google here >>

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Joel Bervell is a Ghanaian-American medical student and science communicator. On social media, he is better known as the ‘Medical Mythbuster’ for creating viral medical content that is at the forefront of conversations about racial disparities in health care, the hidden history of medicine, and overlooked biases in the healthcare industry. After entering medical school, Bervell became a highly respected TikTok and Instagram creator, with over 760K combined followers and 120M+ views. His videos breakdown complex topics about how healthcare still fails to serve marginalized groups. A gifted educator and engaging speaker, Bervell has been sought after to share his unique and inspiring perspective with groups like Meta, Google, TikTok, the Clinton Foundation, General Electric, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and on behalf of the Congressional Black Congress, among others.

Bervell has been featured on Good Morning America, Business Insider, NPR, YahooNews, WebMD, and more, and has advised organizations like TikTok on efforts to increase Diversity & Inclusion. Beyond his social media channels, the Medical Mythbuster contributes his expertise to various organizations to help recognize how digital media can be used to bridge communication between underrepresented groups and brands. He serves on councils including the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Health Care Leaders in Social Media, the Council for Responsible Social Media, and the World Health Organization’s ‘Operation Fides.’ He has collaborated with brands including Neutrogena, Google, Samsung, Listerine, Gushers, and the American Medical Association

Bervell’s work has earned him the honor of being named a Smithsonian Channel ‘Cyclebreaker,’ Scientific American ‘Revolutionary,’ 2022 National Minority Quality Forum “40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health”, and the 2022 recipient of the American Medical Student Association's Racial Justice in Medicine Award.

For leaders and organizations looking to understand diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare, increase understanding of overlooked stories, or examine the changing landscape of social media, Bervell offers an unparalleled perspective that will resonate with audiences.