O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bignall received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University, a Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College, and a Certificate in Health Policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry. He completed his general pediatrics residency, and a National Institutes of Health T32 research fellowship in the Center for Treatment Adherence and Self-Management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bignall’s academic interests include social determinants of health, population health, and health disparities in pediatric kidney disease and transplantation. He is a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) award, and was appointed a John E. Lewy Fund Advocacy Scholar of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN). He serves as a member of the Public Policy Committee of the ASPN, and the Policy and Advocacy Committee of the American Society of Nephrology. In addition, Dr. Bignall is involved in a variety of community and child health advocacy efforts, including the Every Child Succeeds early childhood intervention program, Cradle Cincinnati's fatherhood engagement program (Real Men Onboard), and the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust.