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Dr. Bipin Mistry’s monthly blog on advancing health equity


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Each month, Dr. Bipin Mistry, Chief Medical Officer at Alight, examines an issue connected to the advancement of health equity. Using the latest research and the lens of his own experiences in practicing medicine, he is able to take readers through very complex topics and present his unique point of view on how key stakeholders— health plans, employers, providers, and other healthcare ecosystem vendors— can work to reduce these disparities.

Dr. Bipin Mistry is board-certified in Internal Medicine and obtained his degree at Kings College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London and an MBA from Babson College. He is passionate about value-based care and issues connected to the advancement of health equity.

Precision medicine for cancer treatment: the good, bad and the ROI for employers – Q&A part 2

In part two of this two-part series, Dr. Bipin Mistry partners with Dr. Gerry Blobe to uncover the latest in precision medicine for cancer prevention and detection.

Precision medicine for cancer prevention and early detection: The good, bad and the ROI for employers

In part one of this two-part series, Dr. Bipin Mistry partners with Dr. Gerry Blobe to uncover the latest in precision medicine for cancer prevention and detection.

Addressing the youth mental health crisis: Technology innovations that provide hope

While the burden is often on schools and health care providers, there is clearly a role for benefits leaders in pushing for more youth mental health support within benefits programs.

Men’s health: Empowering change for a silent crisis

Dr. Bipin Mistry shares insights on how to help men live healthier, happier and longer lives.

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The Impact of Inflation on the Social Determinants of Health

Healthcare challenges have been compounded by sky-high inflation which reinforces social inequality.

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How employers can support growing families in challenging times

Having grown up in the United Kingdom and now living in America, I have witnessed different approaches to growing a family, leaves of absence and support for parents.

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Improving patient safety – and everyone has a role to play

What are some of the trends in patient safety and how can they be addressed?

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Nurses: The backbone of our healthcare system

We need to be cognizant of the struggles today's nurses face and treat them with respect and care.

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Nine healthcare industry predictions for 2023

The year 2023 will be one marked by a transformation in healthcare and the employee benefits space. Bipin Mistry, MD, weighs in with his predictions about health equity and more. 

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How to improve health equity with food as medicine programs

New food as medicine employee programs are helping to address chronic diseases, and improve health equity, access to healthy food, and outcomes.

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Q&A: “Employers can make a difference” in workplace mental health

Employee mental health has become an increased area of focus for organizations, and with innovative benefit solutions, they can improve outcomes. 

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As more employees become caregivers, new solutions are critical

Learn how to address the ethnic and racial healthcare disparities that prevent Blacks and other minority groups from getting the care and treatment they deserve for their chronic pain.

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Cancer rates among racial and ethnic groups improving, but gaps remain

Although the largest decrease in cancer mortality rates was among Black people, this population also continued to have the highest cancer mortality rate in 2018. When it comes to cancer care, employers should think critically about how they target certain populations.

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How to address racial & ethnic healthcare disparities in chronic pain management

Learn how to address the ethnic and racial healthcare disparities that prevent Blacks and other minority groups from getting the care and treatment they deserve for their chronic pain.

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Living with complex PTSD & the LGBTQIA+ community

Learn about living with complex PTSD, the unique types of traumas that LGBTQIA+ individuals face, why it is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, and how to find the right care and provider. 

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Mental health stigma among Asian American, Pacific Islander employees: What providers, employers can do

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders face high levels of stress, anxiety, and mental health stigma which can prevent them from getting help. Learn what employers can do.

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Social determinants of health: What employers need to know

Employers need to be asking tough questions to understand the needs of their employee populations and the programs they have to address the social determinants of health.

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Maternal mortality rates on the rise, racial disparities persist— Here’s what the healthcare system and employers can do

Before we can understand the drivers of maternal mortality, it’s important to understand what the term means. 

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