Gail Daumit is the new Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research effective February 1, 2020.

Dr. Daumit is the Samsung Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on improving physical health and decreasing premature mortality in persons with serious mental illness, and she directs the NIMH P50 ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness, which uses implementation science methods to address these health disparities. Dr. Daumit received her medical degree from Emory University and completed her residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She came to Johns Hopkins in 1996 for fellowship training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the General Internal Medicine Fellowship, receiving a M.H.S. in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

As a faculty member, Dr. Daumit has held several leadership roles including being an Institutional Review Board member and co-chair, leading the ICTR K-to-R Transition Program, acting as research director in the Division of General Internal Medicine and serving as associate director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. She also received the David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award. She looks forward to working with Dr. Brian O’Rourke, Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research and continuing the progress he made with Dr. Greg Kirk in advancing research in the Department of Medicine.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Daumit to her new role.

-Mark

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