Dr. Del Smith is passionate about using business principles to address health inequities that have long plagued communities of color. He is the co-founder and CEO of Acclinate, a company on a mission to improve health equity through inclusive research. Before co-founding Acclinate, Del served as dean of a business school at an HBCU. His career spans nearly 30 years in healthcare, IT, government, and higher education. Del earned his PhD In Management from the University of Alabama. His research has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and the Journal of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.