School of Medicine Contacts

Graduate Programs Directors and Admissions Contacts

Office of Graduate Biomedical Education

Led by the Associate Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education, the Office of Graduate Biomedical Education (OGBE) promotes innovation in graduate biomedical education and supports graduate biomedical education by managing key central functions, developing and implementing initiatives to promote diversity in graduate biomedical education, and ensuring a positive learning environment for graduate students. OGBE is located within the Office of the Vice Dean for Education (OVDE), which is part of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM). In addition to its work with all SOM graduate programs on admissions, academic affairs, student affairs, and student diversity, OGBE includes the Center for Innovation in Graduate Biomedical Education (CIGBE), the Professional Development and Careers Office (PDCO), and the XDBio graduate program. The Office of Graduate Biomedical Education serves the needs of the graduate students throughout their education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The Office also works to increase diversity in the School of Medicine, organizes a Summer Internship Program for underrepresented undergraduate scientists, and works closely with the Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Association and other student groups.

The Office of Graduate Biomedical Education is available to answer your questions about the application process, general inquiries and requests for information. For information regarding program requirements, please contact the appropriate program staff member below.

  • Associate Dean, Graduate Biomedical Education: Peter Espenshade, Ph.D., (he/him/his)
  • Assistant Dean, Graduate Biomedical Education & Student Diversity: Andrea S. Young, Ph.D.,(she/her/hers)
  • Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation: Arhonda Gogos, Ph.D., (she/her/hers)
  • Senior Administrative Manager: Cheikh Seye, B.S., (he/him/his)
  • Admissions and Academic Operations Officer: Jasmine Griffin, B.S., (she/her/hers)
  • Assistant Director, Student Experience & Diversity: Kristina Nance, M.S., (she/her/hers)
  • Graduate Student Experience Coordinator: Katie Labor, Ph.D., (she/her/hers)
  • Senior Administrative Coordinator: TBD


Office of Graduate Biomedical Education
1830 E. Monument Street, Suite 620
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-614-3385 (voice)
General Information: [email protected]
Admissions question: [email protected]


Graduate Program Contacts

Anatomy Education (M.S.)
Program Director: Dr. Gabriel Bever
Administrative Program Coordinator: Chenelle Turner

Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Takanari Inoue
Deputy Director: Dr. Corrin McBride Hunt
Admissions Director: Dr. Erin Goley
Senior Academic Program Coordinator: Ericka Diaz

Biological Chemistry (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Steve Gould
Associate Program Director: Dr. Seth Margolis
Admissions Director: Dr. Tamara O’Connor
Associate Admissions Director: Dr. Karen Reddy
Admissions Coordinator: Darlene Sutton
Administrative Coordinator: Danelle Daniels

Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Program Co-Director: Dr. Patrick Kanold
Program Co-Director: Dr. Rachel Karchin
Academic Program Administrator: Kay Beard
Admissions Contact: [email protected] 

Clinical Anaplastology (M.S.)
Program Director: Juan Garcia
Academic Program Manager: Dacia Balch
Administrative Program Coordinator: TBD

Cellular and Molecular Medicine (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Rajini Rao
Admissions Co-Director: Dr. Fred Bunz
Admissions Co-Director: Dr. Lauren Jantzie Academic Program Manager: Colleen Graham
Admissions Coordinator: Leslie Lichter

Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Steven Claypool
Admissions Co-Director: Dr. G. William Wong
Admissions Co-Director: Dr. Shuying Sun
Academic Program Administrator: Madeline McLaughlin

Critical Approaches in Science, Technology, and Medicine (MA)
Program Director: Dr. Ahmed Ragab
Administrative Program Coordinator: Marian Robbins

Crossdisciplinary Program in the
Biomedical Sciences - XDBio (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Brendan Cormack
Admissions Contact: [email protected]

Functional Anatomy & Evolution (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Adam Sylvester
Administrative Program Coordinator: Chenelle Turner

Health Sciences Informatics (Research M.S., Ph.D.)
Applied Health Sciences Informatics (Full-Time M.S., Part-Time M.S.)
Clinical Informatics (Postbac Certificate)
Program Director (Research M.S., PhD): Dr. Hadi Kharrazi
Director (Applied Masters, Certificate): Dr. Paul Nagy
Academic Program Manager: Susan Kerfoot
Sr. Administrative Coordinator: Stacey Counts

History of Medicine (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Ahmed Ragab
Administrative Program Coordinator: Marian Robbins

History of Medicine (Online MA, Certificate, Non-Degree)
Program Director: Dr. Lan Li
Administrative Program Coordinator: Marian Robbins

Human Genetics (Ph.D.)
Program Co-Director: Dr. Andy McCallion
Program Co-Director: Dr. Kim Doheny
Administrative Program Coordinator: Sandy Muscelli

Immunology (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Joel Pomerantz
Admissions Director: Dr. Erika Darrah
Sr. Academic Program Coordinator: Angela James
Program Assistant: Lori Fountain

M.D./Ph.D. Program
Program Director: Dr. Andrea Cox
Administrative Director: Sharon Welling

Medical & Biological Illustration (M.A.)
Program Director: Dr. David Rini
Academic Program Manager: Dacia Balch
Administrative Program Coordinator: TBD

Medical Physics (M.S.)
Program Director: Dr. George Sgouros
Administrative Specialist: Debra Race

Neuroscience (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Christopher Potter
Program Co-Director: Dr. Daniel O'Connor
Admissions Director: Dr. Hyungbae Kwon
Deputy Program Director: Dr. Hita Adwanikar
Sr. Academic Program Coordinator: Audrey Scriven
Admissions Contact: [email protected]

Pathobiology (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Lee J. Martin
Program Co-Director: Dr. Aaron W. James
Admissions Director: Dr. Karen Sfanos
Sr. Academic Program Coordinator: Stacey March

Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences (Ph.D.)
Admissions Co-Director: Dr. Sean Taverna
Admissions Co-Director: Dr. Netz Arroyo
Academic Program Administrator: Amy Paronto

Program in Molecular Biophysics (Ph.D.)
Program Director: Dr. Karen Fleming
Admissions Director: Dr. Bin Wu
Academic Program Administrator: Brett Weinstein