Areisa Peters, M.D., M.P.H.
Areisa was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and raised in Indianapolis, IN. She graduated from Oakwood University, a historically Black University (HBCU) in Huntsville, AL in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduation, she went on to attend Indiana University School of Medicine. At IUSM, Areisa held a variety of leadership positions on the local American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapters. She also served as vice president of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Student Interest Group (SIG) in 2018 and initiated the IU School of Medicine Holiday Bra Drive. To date, volunteers leading that initiative have donated more than 200 bras to support low-income women in Indianapolis. Areisa served as Class Co-President of the Johns Hopkins MPH Class and VP of Elections. She was also one of six student leaders chosen to be a part of the committee that hired the school’s first dean of Diversity in January 2020. She was also a research assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, addressing reproductive autonomy among young Black women experiencing reproductive coercion in Baltimore, MD. She is passionate about women’s health education, addressing racial/ethnic sexual and reproductive health disparities, patient health literacy and self-advocacy. Areisa enjoys dancing and being a plant mom, makeup, loc’d natural hair care, and hiking! She’s excited for life in sunny Gainesville, closer to her extended family in Orlando!