About Dr. Alisha
Alisha Liggett, MD known as Dr. Alisha, is a board certified family medicine doctor, with a clinical practice based in New York City. She graduated with a bachelors degree from Columbia University, then earned her medical doctorate degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore.
After completing the Family and Social Medicine Residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, she completed a fellowship in HIV medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Since completing her training, she has honed her passion for women's health and has worked in clinics caring for medically disenfranchised clients all over New York City. She has authored several published articles, trained dozens of health care practitioners, and taught of health education seminars in her community.
Through her own personal experience as a patient dealing with health care bias and complications of preeclampsia during her first pregnancy, she brings a unique insight to her work as a Black birthing person, and as a doctor. She blends her medical knowledge, and her personal experience to provide culturally centered reproductive health education, and raise awareness around reproductive justice issues for Black women.
She is bilingual in Spanish, and a mom to a bubbly toddler! She loves being a doctor, an advocate for her community, connecting with people, and bearing witness to the triumphs in their lives.
Speaking & Thought Leadership Topics
Reproductive health education topics (Various)
A Holistic Approach to Pregnancy Preparation
Intro to Prenatal (Self) Care & Healthy Pregnancy
The experience of Race, Racism in your care
Tools for Self Advocacy when navigating health care
Birthing while black: A view of the Black Maternal Health Crisis
For questions, or requests for specific topic areas, please schedule an meeting so that I may learn more about your organizations' specific needs.
Speaking & Presentations
Virtual Period Support Group. LOLA.
Feminine Hygiene: The need to know. Harlem Children's Zone Fall into fabulous event.
Intro to Prenatal (Self) Care & Health Pregnancy. Harlem Children's Zone
Reproductive Justice is Social Justice - a Conversation with Mr. David Johns. National Black Justice Coalition.
Inclusive Reproductive Justice - a Conversation with Sage Dolan-Sandrino. National Black Justice Coalition.
Virtual Preeclampsia forum. Panelist. Let's End Neonatal Death (LEND) Organization.
Preparing to Conceive and Pregnancy During COVID 19. Yo' the Can't be life podcast
Advocating for patient empowerment. The Bali Effect Podcast.
Insights from HIV: Using Diet to Help Control HIV and Other Chronic Conditions. HIV Prevention and Nutrition at Whole Foods Market -- Harlem, New York
ACRIA/Love Heals HIV and Women of Color Panel - Manhattan News Network New York, NY. Available on Youtube.
Reproductive health and preconception care for people living with HIV. Panelist. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
A. Liggett,D. Futterman, G. Umanski, P. Selwyn. Missing the Mark: Ongoing missed Opportunities for HIV Diagnosis At an Urban Medical Center despite universal screening recommendations. Family Practice. First published online August 9, 2016.
A. Liggett, N. Medina, B. Samayoa, D. Mercado, M. Castillo, E. Argueta, M. Anderson, E. Arathoon. Is Expanded HIV Testing Associated With Earlier HIV Diagnosis? Results From an HIV Clinic in Guatemala City. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 15(3): May/June 2016.
A. Liggett, M.Sharma, Y. Nakamura, D. Dailey, K. Seoane, R. Villar, P. Selwyn. Results of a Voter Registration Project at Two Family Medicine Residency Clinics in the Bronx, New York. Annals of Family Medicine. 12:466-469. 2014.
Children’s Health Comes First When Fixing School Lunches. Albany Times Union. Jul 2017.
Transitioning HIV Infected Adolescents to Adult Care. MD Magazine. Publication in Infectious Disease News Magazine. 2016.
HIV Prevention: Saving Lives, Saving Dollars. HIV Specialist Magazine. 7(3): 22-25. 2015.