Bio: Joan Y. Reede

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA is the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Reede also holds appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and is an Assistant in Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Reede is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive program that provides leadership, guidance, and support to promote the increased recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minority, women, LGBT, and faculty with disabilities at Harvard Medical School (HMS). This charge includes oversight of all diversity activities at HMS as they relate to faculty, trainees, students, and staff. Dr. Reede also serves as the director of the Minority Faculty Development Program, and faculty director of Community Outreach Programs at Harvard Medical School, and Program Director of the Faculty Diversity Program of the Harvard Catalyst/The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. Dr. Reede has created and developed more than 20 programs at HMS that aim to address pipeline and leadership issues for minorities and others who are interested in careers in medicine, academic and scientific research, and the healthcare professions.

At the national level, Dr. Reede has served on a number of boards and committees including the Secretary’s Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health; the Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce; the National Children’s Study Advisory Committee of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Some of her current affiliations include the Steering Committee and Task Force for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS); the Advisory Committee to the Deputy Director for Intramural Research of the National Institutes of Health (AC DDIR), co-chair of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director’s Working Group on Diversity; the Association of American Medical Colleges Careers in Medicine Committee (AAMC); chair of the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI); the CTSA Women in CTR Interest Group of the NIH, and the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Committee. Dr. Reede also serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health, and she was the guest editor for the 2012 special issue, “Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine” of Academic Medicine for AAMC. Dr. Reede is the chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Interest Group (IG) 08 on Health of Populations/Health Disparities.

Dr. Reede is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Herbert W. Nickens Award from AAMC and the Society of General Medicine in 2005; election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 2009; the 2011 Diversity Award from the Association of University Professors; and in 2012 she was the recipient of an Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Trust Award. In 2013 she received an Exemplar STEM Award from the Urban Education Institute at North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Reede is a 2015 recipient of the Jacobi Medallion from the Mount Sinai Alumni Association and the Icahn School of Medicine.

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