Our Team

Director, General Pediatrics

Barry Solomon MD

  • Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise: Pediatrics


Dr. Aysha Jawed

Clinical pediatric social worker
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Aysha Jawed is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a clinical pediatric social worker at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and a leader and educator in the hospital’s social work department. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park and Brooklyn College, teaching English, public health, and health psychology. 

She has led and been involved in several grant awarded research and advocacy projects to address health disparities and improve equitable health outcomes for pediatric patients, including tobacco cessation, infant safe sleep and the prevention of SIDS, and increasing access to prescribed medication for patients and their families. Her clinical and research expertise are in health education, health communication, social determinants of health, and health equity.

Her work has resulted in multiple publications on a range of psychosocial considerations in pediatrics. She is also involved in content analysis endeavors of existing clinical practice guidelines to assess for any implications for disparities or inequities within current guidelines that could disproportionately impact one or more populations.