Dr. Ivy uses his personal and professional experiences to improve care for individuals with health conditions, including sickle cell disease, by working collaboratively to strengthen the public health infrastructure. Currently, Dr. Ivy is the Director of Community Programs with the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc (ABC).
He also currently serves as the Vice Chief Medical Officer for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA). Prior to joining the ABC and SCDAA, Dr. Ivy worked with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as the Program Director of the Hemoglobinopathies Program, which included the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP), the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program (SCDNBSP) and the Thalassemia Program. Dr. Ivy worked at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Heath where he was part of the team that developed the NHLBI Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Recommendations of 2014.
Dr. Ivy completed his medical school training at East Carolina University School of Medicine. After starting a residency in Pediatrics, Dr. Ivy realized his interest in public health and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health where he received his Master in Public Health with honors.