About Sherita Golden

Sherita Golden, MD, MHA, is the Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Medicine

Posts by Sherita Golden:

Anderson Receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Anderson Receives Distinguished Scientist Award

Just this week, our director, Mark Anderson, called out the scientific achievements of our faculty and staff at the DOM Research Retreat. But part of what has made our department so successful in that arena is that we are led by example. With that, I would like to announce that Mark has been selected to receive(...)

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Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

In the October 12, 2016 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, a perspectives article makes the distinction between interpersonal racism and structural racism, citing the latter as a contributor to premature death and reduced levels of overall health and well-being. Structural racism is “a confluence of institutions, culture, history, ideology and codified practices(...)

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A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

Department of Medicine faculty and staff enjoyed an engaging dialogue with Melvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police last month. He successfully built the case that many of the current challenges between the police and the community are a deficit in relational equity between the two groups who ultimately(...)

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Steering Committee Members Needed: DOM Civic Engagement Initiative

Steering Committee Members Needed: DOM Civic Engagement Initiative

In response to Dean Rothman’s request to department directors to devise a plan and generate ideas for Hopkins to make a positive impact on the Baltimore community following the riots that ensued after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Drs. Anderson and Golden announced a five-part lecture series entitled “Journeys in Medicine,” on May 1, 2015(...)

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Women of Color in Academic Medicine

Women of Color in Academic Medicine

Recently the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) released an analytic brief highlighting the demographics and challenges of women of color who are full-time medical school faculty. This unique group may experience two forms of bias—one based on sex and the other based on race/ethnicity. Few prior studies had documented the number of women of(...)

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The Equity of Care Campaign

The Equity of Care Campaign

On Monday, May 9 the Maryland Hospital Association announced that Maryland is the first state with 100 percent participation in the national effort to reduce disparities in the health of minority populations. Through the Equity of Care campaign, participating hospitals agree to: Choose a quality measure to stratify by race, ethnicity and language preference Determine whether(...)

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Poverty and Comfort

Poverty and Comfort

In the Science of Health section of the March issue of Scientific American, Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London, describes "The Disease of Poverty." He highlights the following important points: Poor health outcomes in low income individuals in the US are more prevalent than in low income(...)

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Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

The December 2015 issue of PLOS Medicine featured a policy forum entitled "Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research:  A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled." This provocative article reminds us that health disparities persist across race/ethnicity for the majority of Healthy People 2010 health indicators and that most physicians and scientists are informed by research extrapolated from(...)

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AAMC Report Examines How to Increase the Pipeline of Black Men Entering Medical School

AAMC Report Examines How to Increase the Pipeline of Black Men Entering Medical School

In order to care for a more racially diverse U.S. population, it is critical to have a physician workforce that reflects that diversity. In the December 1 issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Medical News and Perspectives piece highlights the decline in the number of black males enrolling in medical school in(...)

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