Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) Faculty Fellowship

A two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard Medical School (HMS) junior faculty that enables fellows to pursue activities that enhance their development as researchers and clinicians/teachers, leads to their advancement within the Harvard system, and promotes diversity within the HMS community.  The Program will provide two years of fellowship support in the amount of $50,000 per year int ended to provide release time from clinical work to conduct an individual, mentored research project, participate in Fellowship-related activities, meet regularly with mentors, and present research findings at the annual Minority Health Policy Meeting.


Eligibility

  • Doctoral degree (e.g. MD, PhD, DO, DMD, DDS)
  • Harvard Medical School appointment at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor
  • Applications will also be considered from clinical or research fellows who are in the process of appointment/promotion to instructor and/or assistant professor at Harvard Medical School
     


DICP FACULTY FELLOWS

2021-2023 DICP Faculty Fellowship Recipients

Monique Jimenez ScDMonik Jimenez, ScD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Mentor: Kathryn M. Rexrode, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Department Chair: Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Head of the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Project Title: “Examining Stroke Symptoms as Markers of Stroke Risk among Hispanic/Latinx Adults”

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Marcella F Luercio MDMarcella F. Luercio, MD
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School,  Boston Children’s Hospital

Mentor: Valerie Ward, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School;  Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Boston Children's Hospital

Division Chief: Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, William Berenberg Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of General Pediatrics,  Boston Children's Hospital

Project Title: “Role of Implicit Bias in the Assessment of Medical Trainees: Analysis of Evaluations and Experiences from Residents of Diverse Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds”

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Alister Francois Martin MDAlister Francois Martin, MD
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mentor: Ali Raja, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Department Chair: David F. M. Brown, MD, Trustees Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Project Title: "Expansion of Vot-ER’s Healthy Democracy Kit program as Part of a Nationwide Health Care-based Voter Registration Campaign"

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Carmen Tchokonthe Monthe-Dreze MDCarmen Tchokonthé Monthé-Drèze, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Mentor: Sarbattama Sen, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Assistant of Pediatrics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Department Chair: Terrie E. Inder, MBChB, MD, Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Chair, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Project Title: “Placental Function, Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators and Developmental Programming of Adiposity”

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2017 DICP Faculty Fellowship Recipients

Catherine A. Brownstein, MPH, PhDCatherine A. Brownstein, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Mentor: Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

Division Chief: Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Project Title: “Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Find Non Coding Region Mutations Responsible for Very Early Onset Psychosis”

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Jose F Figueroa MD MPHJose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Mentor: Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, K.T. Li Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Division Chief: David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Project Title: “Do Hospital Penalties Improve Health Equity? Impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on Minority Populations and the Hospitals that Serve Them”

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Lidia Maria Veras Rocha de Moura MD MPHLidia Maria Veras Rocha de Moura, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mentor: John Hsu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital

Co-Mentor: Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Executive Vice Chairman, Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital

Project Title: “Prescribing Quality in Older Adults with Risk Factors for Seizures”

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2016 DICP Faculty Fellowship Recipients

Jonathan Abraham MD PhDJonathan Abraham, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

Mentor: Stephen Harrison, PhD, Giovanni Armenise - Harvard Professor of Basic Biomedical Science, Harvard Medical School; Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Division Chief:  Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Project Title:  “Optimized Human Monoclonal Antibody Cocktails for the Treatment of Filovirus Disease”

In the News: "A profile of Jonathan Abraham, an infectious disease expert", Harvard Medicine Magazine, Autumn 2017
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Richelle C Charles MDRichelle C. Charles, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mentor: Edward T. Ryan, DTM&H, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Department Chair: Stephen B. Calderwood MD, Morton N. Swartz, MD Academy Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Project Title: “Development of a Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic for Infectious Pathogens”

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Oreofe O Odejide MD MPHOreofe O. Odejide, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mentor: Gregory A. Abel, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Harvard Medical School, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Division Chief: Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Center for Gastrointestinal Oncology, Department of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Project Title: “Understanding and Improving End-of-Life Discussions for Blood Cancers”

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2015 DICP Faculty Fellowship Recipients

Aimalohi Agnes Ahonkhai MD MPHAimalohi Agnes Ahonkhai, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Mentor: Kenneth A. Freedberg, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Division of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, Program in Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Department Chair:  Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, Morton N. Swartz, MD Academy Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician and Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Project Title: “Understanding the Clinical and Societal Impact of Re-introducing User Fees for HIV Care in Nigeria”

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Viviany Rodrigues Taqueti MD MPHViviany Rodrigues Taqueti, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Harvard  Medical School; Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mentor: Marcelo Di Carli, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging; Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department Chair:  Steven Seltzer, MD, Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Head of the Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Project Title: “Coronary Flow Reserve to Phenotype Diffuse Coronary Atherosclerotic Burden in Women and Men”

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Venee Tubman MD MMScVenee Tubman, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics-Hematology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital

Mentor: Matthew M. Heeney, MD, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Director, Pediatric Blood Disorders Center; Director, Sickle Cell Program; Associate Chief, Hematology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Division Chief:  David A. Williams, MD, Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Director of Translational Research, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Project Title: “The Impact of Increased Provider Knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease on Caregiver Perceptions of Disease in a Low-Income Country”

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2014 DICP Faculty Fellowship Recipients

Cheryl R Clark MD ScDCheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity Hospitalist, Division of General Medicine & Primary Care, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals

Mentor: Jennifer Hass, MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Department Chair: David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Project Title: "Addressing Social Disparities in Adult Weight Management in Primary Care Settings: Measuring and Managing Stress"

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Selena Heman-Ackah Briggs MD MBA PhD FACSSelena Heman-Ackah Briggs, MD, MBA, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center; Acting Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at MedStar, Washington, DC

Mentor: Gwenaelle Geleoc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School; Department of Otolaryngology, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children's Hospital

Department Chair: Elliot L. Chaikof, MD, PhD, Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Department of Surgery, Surgeon-In-Chief, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Project Title: "Investigating the Role of Neurotrophin-3 in Acquired Hearing Loss"

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Elliot Melendez MDElliot Melendez, MD
Interim Division Chief, Pediatric Incentive, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Mentor: Richard Bachur, MD, Senior Associate in Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Department Chair: Michael SD Agus, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Division Chief, Medicine Critical Care, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Medicine Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

Project Title: "Association of cytopenia and endothelial dysfunction in children with severe sepsis and septic shock, and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and soluble VEGF receptor-1 (sFLT1) as Novel Biomarkers for worse outcomes in children with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock"

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2012 DICP Faculty Fellowship Alumni

Olivia Okereke MD SMOlivia Okereke, MD, SM
Assosicate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mentor: Arthur Barsky, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Department Chair: David Silbersweig, MD, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Project Title: "High-risk Factors for Late-life Depression in Women"

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2011 DICP Faculty Fellowship Alumni

Sudha Biddinger MD PhDSudha Biddinger, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Children’s Hospital Boston, Endocrinology Division

Mentor: David E. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Robert H. Ebert Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Director of Hepatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Director, Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Department Chair: Joseph Majzoub, M.D., Thomas Morgan Rotch Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Children’s Hospital Boston

Project Title: "The Effects of Diabetes on the Efficacy of Statins"

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Sarosh Rana MDSarosh Rana, MD
Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology; Section Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

Mentor: S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center—Renal Division

Department Chair: John Yeh, MD,  Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Project Title: "Improving the Diagnostic and Prognostic Assessment of Preeclampsia in Pregnant Women"

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Aaron Kyle Styer MDAaron  Kyle Styer, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Mentor: Bo Rueda, PhD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Department Chair: Isaac Schiff, MD, Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology, Harvard Medical School; Head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Project Title: "Defining the Utility of MicroRNA Expression Profiles to Predict Ethnic Differences in the Clinical Presentation of Uterine Fibroids"

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Mary Townsend ScDMary Townsend, PhD
Applied Research Scientist III Cancer Epidemiology (Population Science) Moffitt Cancer Center (MCC), Tampa, FL

Mentor: Francine Grodstein, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department Chair: Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Project Title: "Mid-Life Diet and Successful Aging"

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2010 DICP Faculty Fellowship Alumni

Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie MD MPHSherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine/Endocrine Unit

Mentor: Dr. Joel Finkelstein, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Department Chair: Henry M. Kronenberg, M.D., Head of the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Project Title:  "Dietary and Hormonal Regulation of FGF23"

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Ramiro Massol PhDRamiro Massol, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biogen

Mentor: Wayne Lencer, M.D., Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston; Egan Family Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Department Chair: Gary Fleisher, M.D., Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Children’s Hospital Boston; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Project Title: "Biogenesis and Maintenance of the Enterocyte Brush Border"

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Francisco Quintana PhDFrancisco Quintana, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Scientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Neurology/MS Division

Mentor: Howard Weiner, M.D., Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Institutes of Medicine

Department Chair: Martin Samuels M.D., Head of the Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Project Title: "Role of the transcription factor aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in human regulatory T cells"

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2009 DICP Faculty Fellowship Alumni

Lenny Lopez MD MDiv MPHLenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hospital Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Senior Faculty, Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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Arturo Saavedra MD PhDArturo Saavedra, MD, PhD
Kenneth Greer Endowed Professor and Chair of Dermatology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

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CONTACT

For more information please contact:

Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School
Tel: 617-432-4697
E-mail: teresa_carter@hms.harvard.edu