MarkAlain Dery, DO
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 earned his MS in Public health at Loma Linda School of Public Health in 1994 and completed his osteopathic degree at University of New England COM in 1998. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve’s MetroHealth Medical Center, and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Tulane University in 2008. Dr. Dery has over 23 years of experience and has been on the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic since the very beginning offering 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 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 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.