Dr. Alicia Christy is an African American author, illustrator, physician, and Army Veteran. She retired as Deputy Director of Reproductive Health, Veteran Health Affairs. She holds the rank of professor at the
Uniformed Services University, and adjunct professor at Howard University School of Medicine.
Her artwork is her voice for social justice. Her painting When Will Black Lives Matter, was selected from 1,000 entries for the online Art Against Racism exhibit. Dr. Christy provided the cover art and artist
statement, We Must Speak for the Voiceless and Vulnerable, for Academic Medicine. Her backstory, A Legacy of Activism | ACOG, was published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Her portraits are on display at Dulles airport and will be on display at Reagan airport. On June 30,2022 her artwork was part of an exhibit at the Library of Congress.
Her story of using her artwork to honor women Veterans can be found at Honoring Women Who Have Served | ACOG. In 2020, Dr. Christy received the Humanism in Medicine Award from the American
Society for Reproductive Medicine for her work with women Veterans and homeless women.
Dr. Christy’s writing and artwork have been published in Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. She also provided cover art for the inaugural issue
of Fertility and Sterility Science. Dr. Christy’s work and artist statements have been published in the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics and Journal of Narrative Medicine.
Her artwork “No Muslim Ban” is part of the permanent collection at the Busboy and Poets Brookland location. Her work was featured at the Honfleur Gallery in Washington DC and the Hunter Gallery in New Jersey.
The proceeds from Dr. Christy’s art sales benefit a military artist non-profit, UnitingUS.org, Planned Parenthood and The Southern Poverty Law Center