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Diversity and Inclusion Points of Contact for the School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity is structured to offer systematic oversight and focused leadership on addressing the specific opportunities for improving our diversity and inclusion efforts within the school of medicine.

We are committed to addressing your concerns and want to share the appropriate points of contacts in our office for diversity and inclusion matters.

Points of Contact

 
Maria Trent

Maria Trent, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
E-mail: mtrent2@jhmi.edu
To discuss matters in regards to:

  • Serves as the co-chair of the SOM Faculty Diversity Council
  • Partner with the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education to co-lead efforts to support recruitment of housestaff who are from groups underrepresented in medicine (UIM);
  • Partner with Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs and Director of Medical Student Diversity to determine strategies to enhance UIM medical student recruitment and retention.
  • Partner with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education and Graduate Student Diversity to determine strategies to enhance UIS graduate student recruitment and retention
  • Partner with the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs to support recruitment and retention of research postdoctoral fellows from UIS groups

Shari Lawson

Shari Lawson M.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Medical Student Diversity
E-mail: slawson2@jhmi.edu
To discuss matters in regards to:

  • Medical Student Affairs and Diversity Efforts
  • Serves as the Ex-Officio and Faculty Sponsor for the Student Diversity Council by providing support, feedback, and resources to the council.

Andrea Young

Andrea Young, PhD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Diversity and Inclusion
E-mail: ayoung90@jhmi.edu
To discuss matters in regards to:

  • Graduate Student Diversity Efforts
  • Serves as the Ex-Officio and Faculty Sponsor for the Student Diversity Council by providing support, feedback, and resources to the council.

Shellon Johnson

Shellon Johnson, M.B.A., M.P.A.

Program Manager
E-mail: sjohn294@jhmi.edu
To discuss matters in regards to:

  • Oversees the development and implementation of SOM projects 
  • Outlines SOM training strategy and monitors training programs  
  • Provides high-level assistance and advice to the Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer and Sr. Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence to develop strategies, programs, initiatives, and assessment protocols
  • Oversees SOM Diversity Councils (Staff, Student, Faculty, Housestaff, Post- Docs, Pipeline Programs)

Dyesheena Brown

Dyesheena Brown

Program Coordinator
E-mail: dbrow159@jhmi.edu
To discuss matters in regards to:

  • Serves as the team project manager and event coordinator (by developing project plans, timelines, status reports, keeping the team on track and abreast of project flow) 
  • Supports JH-SOM Program Manager with SOM Diversity Councils and JHM Employee Resource Groups.  
  • Manages SOM social media and newsletter content.

Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro Garcia, M.D.

Program Director for Pathway Programs
E-mail: agarci41@jhmi.edu
To discuss matters in regards to:

  • Advises the JH-SOM Program Manager for Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity on solutions for identified needs and issues of pathway program leads 
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Medical Student Diversity, Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education & Graduate Student Diversity, and JH-SOM Program Coordinator to lead the SOM Student Diversity Council 
  • Identifies D&I barriers that impact recruitment, retention and advancement, recruitment, training, and critical assignments. 
  • In collaboration with the JHM Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity, implement the IDARE (inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity) educational strategy, which includes unconscious bias, microaggressions, allyship, anti-oppression, and other topics as they may arise, for medical and graduate students.

If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please don't hesitate to email somdiversity@jhmi.edu.

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