Dr. Patti O’Brien-Richardson is the author of two books, peer-reviewed research articles, policy reports, and book chapters on cultural health, racial resilience, diversity, inclusion, and equity culminating in research-based tools and strategies CEOs and DEI executives rely on to build inclusive, equitable workplaces, promote health and work-life balance, and alleviate race-based stress and burnout at work.
Dr. Patti O’Brien-Richardson is a professor specializing in racial and ethnic health disparities, a regular contributor to Harvard Business Publications Inspired Minds, and the founder of a public health non-profit organization, Move it Nation, Inc. Her courses include public health leadership, cultural health, women and health, health and social justice, and a social justice course she created on the historical, cultural, and societal influences of Black hair.
Dr. Patti O’Brien-Richardson is an internationally sought-after speaker. From South Africa to South Brooklyn, and from Newark to the NIH, she has been invited as a keynote speaker and panelist on racial resilience and cultural wellbeing. Her workshops and trainings address topics such as race-based stress, creating an inclusive workplace culture, corporate self-care, health disparities, and treating your body as a
Move it Nation, Inc. is my 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower youth to move their bodies and minds
Our programs include:
- Curls on the Move: Leadership, hair, & self-care
- Mindfulness for students
- Bethany Children's Home in Umtata, South Africa, home to over 100 babies affected by HIV/AIDS
Cultural Well-Being Resources for DEI Executives and Affinity Group Leaders
The Purge it Plan - Reset Your Body and Mind - a resource for busy professionals to clean, cleanse, and clear their bodies and minds so that can focus on their passion and purpose.