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, 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

Christine COLACINO
Program Coordinator
Fellowship/Scholar Programs

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

Jackie WRIGHT
Program/Research Assistant
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

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

Faculty Advisory Committee


Myron Allukian, DDS, MPH, Associate Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director, The Disparities Solutions Center; Senior Scientist, The Mongan Institute for Health Policy; Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

Judy Bigby, MD, Executive Director, South Africa Partners, Boston, MA

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

Robert Blendon, ScD, Senior Associate Dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development; Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard Kennedy School

O'Neil A. Britton, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alice Chen, MD, MPH, Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer, San Francisco Health Network; Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Kevin Churchwell, MD, Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, 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

Donald A. Goldman, MD, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, Senior Policy Advisor, Sidley Austin, LLP, Washington, DC

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

Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean, Research Translation and Global Strategy; K.T. Li Professor of Global Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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; Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

David King, PhD, Faculty Chair, MPA Program; Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Distinguished Health Policy Fellow, University of Pennsylvania; Former Assistant HHS Secretary for Preparedness and Response

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

Joshua Metlay, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Mongan Institute, 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, College of Medicine, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

David Williams, PhD, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, 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