Welcome to "Humans of CDI" – a monthly feature designed to not only showcase the remarkable individuals in our community but also to emphasize the crucial role they play in actualizing our mission. At the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, we are dedicated to building a diverse workforce and fostering a culture of inclusion and respect where all can feel a profound sense of belonging. Through the stories and experiences shared by the members of our community, you'll witness firsthand how they contribute to the realization of our mission and the creation of a more inclusive world.
Karen Osborne Greene
Administrative Director for Research, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)
Meet Karen Osborne Greene, the Administrative Director for Research at CDI, whose inspiring journey and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion have made her a valuable pioneer at MGH, advocating for underrepresented communities and inspiring the next generation.
Julie Price, PhD
Faculty Co-Director for Research, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Meet Julie Price, PhD, an accomplished researcher, educator, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion at MGH, who shares her inspiring journey and offers valuable advice to aspiring researchers and scientists.
Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH
Associate Director, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH, Associate Director at the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, shares her journey from medicine to mineral physiology research and diversity work at MGH, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and paying it forward.
Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH
Manager of Trainee Affairs, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH, Manager of Trainee Affairs at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, shares her journey from being a hospitalist and clinician-educator to joining CDI, where she passionately works to address training and career equity for students, trainees, and faculty.
Win Williams, Jr., MD
Founding Director, emeritus, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
In a celebration of CDI's 30th anniversary, Dr. Winfred W. Williams, the founding director, reflects on the vision that started it all – addressing underrepresentation in medicine at Mass General Hospital, and his proudest achievement: CDI's exponential growth and transformative impact over the decades, establishing a model for institutions nationwide.
Meet Leah Gordon, a dedicated professional at MGH. Leah's extensive nursing background and strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion make her a valuable contributor to the department, where she plays an essential role in advancing these important initiatives.
Cesar Castro, MD, MMSc
Faculty Co-Director for Research, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Meet Dr. Cesar Castro, a gynecologic oncology expert with a surprising 'midlife crisis car' revelation, who shares insights on CDI's transformative journey at MGH and his vision for supporting UiM investigators.
Marcela del Carmen, MD, MPH
President, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham
Discover the remarkable journey of Dr. Marcela del Carmen, President of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, as she shares her commitment to equity, the influence of her Nicaraguan heritage, and her vision for healthcare.
Will Curry, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians’ Organization
Discover the transformational journey of Dr. William Curry, MD, from leading neurosurgical oncology to serving as Chief Medical Officer, and learn how he envisions a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for MGH and its workforce.
Associate Director for Learning and Education, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Meet Dr. Carlos Torres, a pediatrician with a passion for diversity, equity, and education, as he shares his inspiring journey from Mexico to MGH and the impact of the CTDA award on his career in this captivating interview.
Michelle Diop, MD, ScM
2022-2023 Resident and Fellow Committee Chair, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Meet Michelle S. Diop, MD, ScM, Chair of the Resident and Fellow Committee at CDI, and discover her dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and her passion for building a strong UiM community at MGH.
Ernesto Gonzalez-Martinez, MD
Dermatologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
Meet Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez-Martinez, the pioneer of photochemotherapy for dermatologic disorders, who has dedicated his career to advancing healthcare and diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.
Elena Olson, JD
Executive Director, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Join us for an inspiring Women's History Month edition of Humans of CDI as Elena Olson, JD, the Executive Director of MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, reflects on her journey, the women who have inspired her, and the challenges and progress for women, especially women of color, during her 22 years at MGH.
Giovanni (Vanni) Rodriguez, MD
2023-2024 Resident and Fellow Committee Chair, MGH Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Discover the inspiring journey of Vanni Rodriguez, a first-generation Mexican American, rising Chief Resident, and Vice Chair of CDI's Resident and Fellow Committee, as she shares her dedication to building a diverse and inclusive community at Mass General.
Jose Florez, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Jose C. Florez, Chief of the Endocrine Division and Diabetes Unit at MGH, reflects on his career and the importance of true equity in healthcare, sharing insights on his proudest moments, his family, and his favorite movie and book.
Alexy Arauz Boudreau, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Pediatrics for Primary Care
MGHfC Medical Director for Population Health Management
Meet Dr. Alexy Arauz Boudreau: A Harvard-trained pediatrician leading the charge in transforming healthcare for vulnerable children and championing diversity, all while bridging differences through her unique heritage.
Sandra M Saade-Lemus, MD
PGY-4, Harvard MGH/BWH Neurology Residency
Vice Chair, Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Resident and Fellow Committee
Sandra Saade-Lemus, a senior neurology resident at Harvard's MGH/BWH program and Vice Chair for CDI's Resident and Fellow Committee, shares her immigrant journey, her commitment to cultural competence, and her passion for building a supportive community for UiM trainees at MGH.
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH, MBA
Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO)
Discover the remarkable journey of Dr. Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, as she shares her unwavering efforts to transform healthcare for the better in this insightful interview.
Abner Louissant, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Core Laboratory, Hematology
Assistant Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Explore the groundbreaking research in lymphoma and the profound influence of Dr. Abner Louissaint, Jr. MD, PhD's immigrant heritage on his journey as an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, in this illuminating interview.