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Markalain Dery, DO, MPH


Dr. MarkAlain Dery is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist with Access Health Louisiana where he serves as the Medical Director of infectious diseases and Chief Innovation Officer. Access Health Louisiana is the largest Medicaid-providing clinic system in Louisiana. Dr. Dery has over 23 years of experience and has been on the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic since the very beginning to offer his expertise and recommendations to positively affect the most medically needy in Louisiana. Dr. Dery has also been a medical responder to global catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and has worked as a clinical field epidemiologist for the World Health Organization during the 2014-15 Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone. Subject of a four-page feature article in Time Magazine, multiple features in Vice, a recent op-ed in the National Memo and much more, Dr. Dery is often sought after for his medical expertise, especially during this worldwide public health crisis. An avid human rights and social justice activist, Dr. Dery is also the founder of 102.3FM WHIV-LP, a radio station dedicated to raise awareness about HIV, human rights and social justice issues. Dr. Dery also hosts daily 10-minute podcasts called Noise Filter on all podcast platforms, outlining the most recent updates on Covid-19 and more. I’m proud to also inform you that because of his wonderful work and dedicated service, Dr. Dery will be recognized as “Internist of the Year” by the American College of Osteopathic Internists at the ACOI Annual Convention on October 23, 2020. Congratulations to Dr. Dery!