Direction and administration of the program is provided by the Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP) at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

MFDP was established in 1990 to serve as an umbrella organization for minority recruitment, development, and retention initiatives undertaken at HMS and affiliated hospitals.

Overall supervision and direction of program development, implementation, and evaluation is provided by:

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership; Professor of Medicine;
Director of MFDP; Program Director of The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University


Program Staff:

Ying WANG
Associate Director
Minority Faculty Development Program

Tel: 617-432-2313
E-mail: ying_wang [at] hms.harvard.edu

Jackie WRIGHT
Program Coordinator
Fellowship/Scholar Programs

Tel: 617-432-2922
E-mail: jackie_wright [at] hms.harvard.edu

Thomas DICHTER
Program/Research Assistant
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

Tel: 617-432-2645
E-mail: thomas_dichter [at] hms.harvard.edu


Faculty Advisory Committee

Myron Allukian, DDS, MPH, Corresponding Member, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Vice President American Fluoridation Institute; Former Dental Director, Boston Public Health Commission

Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Equity and Community Health; Founder, Senior Advisor, and Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Quality Interactions, Inc.

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Former Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health

JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Former Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Sara Bleich, PhD, Professor of Public Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Currently on leave to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration

Robert Blendon, ScD, Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy, Emeritus, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

O'Neil A. Britton, MD, Senior Vice President Operations, Associate Chief Operations Officer, Mass General Brigham; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alice Chen, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Covered California; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital; Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Chester Douglass, DMD, PhD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

William V. Giannobile, DMSc, DDS, Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Donald A. Goldmann, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, Emeritus, and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Joseph P. Gone, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Faculty Director, Harvard University Native American Program

Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Associate Research Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Lisa Iezonni, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Health Policy Research Center, Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital

Betty Johnson MEd, DSL, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Staff Diversity, Development and Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ichiro Kawachi, PhD, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey

Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, Director, CEPI-US (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations); Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Barbara McNeil, MD, PhD, Ridley Watts Professor and Chair, Department of Health Care Policy; Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Radiology and Practicing Radiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Joshua Metlay, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Peter L. Gross Chair in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Joseph Newhouse, PhD, John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University; Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education, and Director of the Interfaculty Initiative on Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Dean and Professor of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

David Williams, PhD, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, and Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University

Jonathan Woodson, MD, Director, Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy; Larz Anderson Professor in Management and Professor of the Practice, Questrom School of Business; Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine; Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Boston University