A native of Louisiana, Dr. Hancock’s background includes degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) and John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her medical residency at the acclaimed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where she gained considerable knowledge and experience while working with some of the nation’s leading physicians and clinicians.
Her journey in providing quality healthcare to youth would bring her east to the Nation’s Capital at Children's National Medical Center where she served as one of 108 doctors who specialized in pediatrics. As Associate Director of the center’s Obesity Institute, she deepened her engagement with family health and wellness issues on a national scope, while serving communities across the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region. She would later go on to become an Assistant Professor of Public Health at The George Washington University School of Public Health.
Currently, as the Medical Director of CRC Health & Wellness Group and the Founder of Delta Health & Wellness Consulting, Dr. Yolandra Hancock continues to be a tireless advocate for public health reform, education, and fighting childhood obesity. She is a sought-after health & wellness expert appearing on national talk shows hosted by the likes of CNN News Anchor Anderson Cooper, serving on the scientific medical advisory board of IDLife and leading community health initiatives with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, among many other activities in the health & wellness arena.
Most recently, Dr. Hancock, in her first ever attempt, applied and was awarded a multi-year grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to further her work in Childhood Obesity Prevention and Care. The grant will underwrite the development and deployment of a breakthrough Digital Obesity Management Tool (OBT) that will allow adolescent patients to track their treatment plan progress and results in real time while providing virtual alerts to authorized medical care providers. Integration of the OBT in the day-to-day activities of patients can result in a seamless behavioral shift over a defined period, leading to better dietary, fitness and mental health habits.