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    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

    Dr. Anita Blanchard is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.  She is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and DIO at University of Chicago.

    • Cardiovascular Disease

    John is a Cardiovascular Surgeon with thirty years of experience in multiple settings; private practice and academic medicine, and has worked in both solo and group practice environments. He holds a Masters Degree in Education concentrating in Policy, Planning, and Administration and a certificate in Values Based Coaching, both from Boston University. John has experience working with individuals and organizations addressing the challenges they face functioning in dynamically changing environments. He has experience as an administrator working as an Assistant Dean of a School of Medicine where he coaches medical students to successful lives and careers in medicine. His coaching strategy focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal and organizational change. He uses evidence-based coaching strategies grounded in Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness. He enjoys providing professional coaching to individuals and organizations that find themselves challenged by issues which interfere with their ability to experience continued growth and development. John enjoys a full and balanced life with family and friends, work, and an eclectic group of recreational activities. He believes that life is a journey of learning, growth and development.

    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Endocrinology
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    Director, Multicultural Affairs, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Director, Multicultural Affairs, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH received her AB cum laude in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard College; her MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Dr. Burnett-Bowie completed primary care internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  Dr. Burnett-Bowie is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a clinical investigator in the MGH Endocrine Unit, where she is the site principal investigator for the SWAN Study, a multi-site, 24-year longitudinal study of menopause. Promoting diversity and inclusion is her core mission and shapes her educational focus and administrative roles.  Dr. Burnett-Bowie is an Associate Director of the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Multicultural Affairs for the MGH Department of Medicine.

    • Vice Dean, Diversity & Inclusion; Magerstadt Professor of Medicine; Professor, Medical Social Sciences; Chief, Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Dr. Yancy is the Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, Magerstadt Professor, and Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Medical Education
    • Cardiology
    Dean for Students at Harvard Medical School
    Dean for Students at Harvard Medical School
    • Dean for Students at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Saldana is Dean for Students at Harvard Medical School and Cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

    • Psychiatry
    • Psychosomatic Medicine

    Dr. Forrester is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her Psychiatry residency training as well as Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is board certified in the sub-specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine.  She serves as the faculty advisor the Department of Psychiatry Cultural Diversity Day and is the coordinator of the Cultural Psychiatry Resident course. She also serves as the Director for the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Molecular Epidemiology
    • Health Disparities
    • Medical Oncology
    Deputy Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, NIH Training Program Director,  Senior Investigator,  Health disparities Researcher
    Deputy Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, NIH Training Program Director,  Senior...

    Dr. Michele K. Evans, an internist and medical oncologist, received an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and a medical degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway. She received her postgraduate training in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and fellowship training in medical oncology within the Medicine Branch of the Clinical Oncology Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Evans serves as Deputy Scientific Director, NIA as well as the Training Director for the NIA Intramural Research program. Trained as a physician scientist, she conducts epidemiologic clinical research in health disparities and basic bench research on the biology of health disparities and minority aging. She is also a member of the NEJM editorial board.

    • Cytopathology
    • Anatomic Pathology
    • Clinical Pathology
    Shantel is a physician, public health consultant, and health policy strategist.
    Shantel is a physician, public health consultant, and health policy strategist.

    Shantel Hébert-Magee, MD, MPH is a cytopathologist, consultant, and non-profit CEO.  As a clinician, she has focused her clinical-effectiveness and device-development research on addressing early detection and diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary malignancy working collaboratively with academic, community, and industry partners. Her global health initiatives focused on early detection of pancreatic cancer have been implemented in Asia, Europe, and South America.  After successfully working to bring two FDA-approved devices to market, she decided to expand her efforts to help those who may not have access to cutting-edge technology.  Pursuant to her passion for stronger domestic health policies, she founded Under the Scope Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) examining the intersection between technology, minority health access, and education.  She currently serves as the CLIA Laboratory Director for the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Hébert-Magee is an Associate Professor of Pathology, Affiliate Faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.  Dr. Hébert-Magee completed her undergraduate studies at Clark Atlanta University.  She earned a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and MPH in health policy from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 



    • Psychiatry
    • Professor at Harvard Medical School

    Trained in psychiatry and history of science, David Jones is the Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. His research has explored the causes and meanings of health inequalities (Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600) and decision making in cardiac therapeutics (Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care). He is now pursuing three new projects, on the evolution of coronary artery surgery, on heart disease and cardiac therapeutics in India, and on the threat of air pollution to health. He teaches the history of medicine, medical ethics, and social medicine.

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