Positions

Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion & Student Services
Office of the Provost
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Professor
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Education

Clinical Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Residency at Baylor College Of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency
MD from University Of Missouri - Kansas City School Of Medicine
BA from University Of Missouri - Kansas City

Certifications

Diplomat
Specialty of Psychiatry
Diplomat
Sub-Specialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Diplomat
Sub-Specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine

Honors & Awards

Alumni Election
Finalist
Annual Academy of Distinguished Educator’s Showcase of Educational Scholarship Recipient
Child Psychiatry Resident Faculty Mentor of the Year Award
Innovative Program Model Award
Received with J. Phillips, M.D., Kara G. Ihedigbo, M.P.H. for the Saturday Morning Science: A Pipeline Strategy to Address the Lack of Diversity in the Health Care Workforce.
Fulbright & Jaworksi, L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award, Teaching and Evaluation
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Professional Statement

As an educator, I apply the lessons learned from my research as well as that of others to help prepare a diverse physician workforce. This includes supervising child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and providing strategic leadership for medical school programs and services that foster the academic success and professional development of Baylor medical students. I work closely with colleagues throughout the medical school to ensure policies are communicated to students and that students’ needs are met.

Regionally and nationally, I participate in various initiatives to promote professional development, enhance workforce diversity and improve wellness for medical students, residents, fellows and physicians.

Most recently, as Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity and Student Services, my focus has broadened to include all schools and educational programs of the College. In this role, I am expanding my work to meet the needs of all Baylor learners and enhance workforce diversity for researchers and health professionals as well as physicians.

Memberships

Texas Regional Mental Health Minority Mentor Network
Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Student Affairs, Professional Development Initiative
Texas Medical Association
All Healers Mental Health Alliance