Semerit Strachan, MD, is a student and faculty member at the Cultural Wellness Center in South Minneapolis, MN. She has been the Director of Medicine at the Center since its beginning in 1996, and is the Grio of the Medicine of Transformation.

Her expertise lies in creating a space for the human spirit in the medical encounter, in using culture as a resource in health and healing, and in teaching how to access inner resources to change one’s physiology or disease process. Through “what is my body really trying to tell me?” — an inquiry process in images and words—she teaches the symbolic language of the Body.

Dr. Semerit is a writer, poet, and artist. She is a Color of Woman graduate. She has been trained as a Feminine Power Coach and Facilitator. She is a native of Haiti, married to Donald, and mother to Ariele. And my Birthday Sister!