Dr. Jessica Queen, fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was named a winner of the Achievers Award in honor of Black History Month. This award is given to recognize and highlight underrepresented minorities who exemplify excellence and models the Johns Hopkins Medicine core values. She was honored because of her outstanding contributions to the healthcare field and service to Hopkins communities.
From the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity website:
Jessica Queen, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow, Infectious Diseases Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, believes, as a black female physician, it is critical to serve as a liaison to communities that traditionally experience disparities in access to health care, providing culturally competent public health education and serving as a trusted resource. She has engaged with her local church to provide guidance to its predominantly African American congregation during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also advising her local pastor and the leadership of her national church organization on policies and procedures for responding to the pandemic, including church closure and distribution of public health recommendations to church members. For the past two years, Jessica has volunteered as a facilitator for a Saturday Leadership Program sponsored by the Greater Baltimore Urban League, a monthly, virtual mentorship program aimed at preparing Baltimore high school students for college and professional careers by teaching them about interviewing, networking, professional ethics, leadership skills and political engagement.