Director, Neurocritical Care and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Galen Henderson, MD, FNCS
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Faculty, Trainees and Students
Associate Physician, Division of Women’s Health, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH
Faculty Director, Office for Women’s Careers
Dr. Kathryn Rexrode is the Chief of the Division of Women’s Health in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director for the Office for Women’s Careers in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also sees patients in Gretchen and Edward Fish Center for Women’s Health as a primary care physician. Since joining the faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1996, Dr. Rexrode has had leadership positions in research, education and faculty development.
Dr. Rexrode graduated AOA with a medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and came to the Brigham in 1991 for her primary care internal medicine residency. After residency, she stayed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to complete an epidemiology research fellowship and a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 1996.
Dr. Rexrode has broad and deep research experience in women’s health, with a particular interest in the role of obesity and hormonal factors on chronic disease, as well as the understanding of sex differences. She is the author of more than 200 research publications. Dr. Rexrode leads several large grants from the NHLBI and NCI, and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2002. Her current research focuses on the impact of metabolism on the risk of heart disease and stroke in women. She also is examining interventions that might reduce breast density in women, thereby reducing the risk of breast cancer.
Dr. Rexrode is a committed teacher and mentor. She served as the Program Director for the Harvard Vanguard Primary Care residency program from 2004-2006, and taught psychosocial aspects of medicine from 2003-2017. Dr. Rexrode was honored with the James S. Winshall award for Excellence in Ambulatory teaching in 2009. She has been recognized as an excellent mentor, receiving the coveted A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School in 2016.
Dr. Rexrode is a leader in faculty development in her role as Director for the office of Women’s Careers in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion where she works to support women’s careers and their academic advancement, to address issues of diversity and inclusion, and to reduce the impact of unconscious bias. She has led 3 cohorts of the Women’s Leadership Program for women junior faculty, and has lectured widely on leadership skills for women as well as the role of unconscious bias.
Tina Gelsomino, MSW, LCSW, RCC™
Senior Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Tina Gelsomino is the Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham Health. She works to advance the Brigham’s diversity and inclusion strategy to support all faculty, trainees and medical students by focusing resources and support on a robust set of recruiting, retention and engagement initiatives, and in close alignment with the priorities of the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.
Most recently, Tina served as assistant vice president of Administration for the Division of Development at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she oversaw operations and talent management for 270 staff members.
Prior to that, she was administrative director of the Center for Faculty Development & Diversity at the Brigham, supporting faculty career development and diversity, with a special focus on advancing opportunities for women, underrepresented minority groups and research faculty.
In addition to being a certified business coach, Tina is a trained negotiator and completed the Harvard Law School Negotiation Certificate Program. She holds a master’s in social work from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University.
Senior Manager, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Lauren Bowers is the Senior Program Manager of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Brigham. At the CDI, Lauren manages large scale initiatives of strategic importance to the mission of the Center. She is responsible for planning, implementation, progress, and reporting as it relates to the Center’s focus on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse trainees and faculty.
Prior to her role at the CDI, Lauren was a member of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO) Human Resources team for 5.8 years. During her time with BWPO HR she held various positions, including HR Specialist for Faculty & Fellows. Lauren is a graduate of Merrimack College with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies (concentration in Organizational Communication) and a minor in Sociology.
Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Fred Mathieu is a graduate from Regis College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a double Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Organizational Communication. The main component of Fred’s studies involves the quality of healthcare for people of color, and he is passionate about advocating the importance of healthcare to underserved communities and bridging the gap between high-quality healthcare and lower-income areas. At CDI, Fred manages the Center’s two Pathway Programs; the Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program and the Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP).
Senior Program Coordinator, Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Izzy Yeoh is the Program Coordinator for the Office for Women’s Careers and Center for Diversity & Inclusion. A graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a concentration in women’s health, Izzy is passionate about promoting cultural competency in health care and research. At the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, she administers programs in conjunction with the Office for Women’s Careers, including the Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) and the annual Women in Medicine and Science Symposium.