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

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 Clinical Professor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor of Health & Health Services Research, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; Past President, American Public Health Association

Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital; Founder, Senior Advisor and Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center; Faculty, The Mongan Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

JudyAnn Bigby, MD, Executive Director, South Africa Partners; Former Secretary 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

Robert Blendon, ScD, Senior Associate Dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development, Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and 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, President and 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; Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (part-time faculty)

Donald A. Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Office, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases; Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard. T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, Associate Research Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University

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

Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Dean for Global Strategy, K.T. Li Professor of International 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 and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Betty Johnson MEd, DSL, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Staff Diversity, Development 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, Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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, Health Care Policy, Founding Head, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Radiology, Former Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and 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 at Harvard University; Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Education; Director of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy

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