Table Talks: Dr. Danny Avula
July 16 | 12:30 pm–2:00 pmFree
Dr. Danny Avula is the Director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments. He is a public health physician specializing in pediatrics and preventive medicine, and he continues to practice clinically as a pediatric hospitalist. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he attended medical school at the VCU School of Medicine, and completed residencies at VCU and Johns Hopkins University, where he also received a Master’s in Public Health. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at VCU, where he regularly serves as an advisor and preceptor to graduate and medical students.
Dr. Avula was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the State Board of Social Services in 2013 and served as Board Chair from 2017 to 2019. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, and serves on several other community boards. He is a recent recipient of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Community’s Humanitarian Award, and a 2019 Richmond Times Dispatch Person of the Year honoree.
At home, Danny’s time is devoted to life with his wife and five kids, and to learning how to be a good neighbor in the rapidly changing community of Church Hill, where he has lived for the past fifteen years. His work has been featured nationally by the CDC, MSNBC, Christianity Today, and on the TED circuit with his TEDx talk entitled “Dependence isn’t a Dirty Word”.