Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD
Senior Associate Dean
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Maldonado attended Stanford University School of Medicine, completed a residency program at the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and received postgraduate training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
Magali Fassiotto, PhD
Kathleen is a Silicon Valley native with over 25 years of combined experience in office management, finance, small business management and customer service with an additional 7 years experience in the insurance industry as an administrative assistant and insurance claims investigator. She has an associate degree in Science with a background in biology and medical front office practices and procedures. She joined Stanford in 2014 as program coordinator for the Big Data initiative before joining OFDD in 2015.
Carly Matuszak provides financial support to the OFDD team, which includes coordinating the annual budget process and assisting in day-to-day financial inquiries. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Accounting and has worked as a finance professional in many industries of Silicon Valley.
Barbara obtained her BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Health and Medical Humanities from Stanford University. In her time as a STEM fellow and a member of the Leland Scholars Program as an undergraduate, she gained an appreciation for evidence-based programs and activities designed to empower minorities to excel in the field of medical practice and research. She currently divides her time as a research assistant in both Stanford Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, where she works on programs that promote the professional development of diverse medical faculty. In the near future, Barbara hopes to pursue a graduate education in public health focusing on infectious diseases and maternal and child health.
Jonathan Altamirano, MS
Jonathan received his BA in Human Biology and MS in Biology from Stanford University. He’s originally from Houston, TX and is a native Spanish speaker. He works as a research assistant in both Stanford Medicine’s Global Child Health Program as well as the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, where his role includes database management and statistical analysis. Following his research assistantships, he hopes to attend medical school.
Luis is an undergraduate and coterminal Master's student at Stanford studying Human Biology and Community Health and Prevention Research. Through his involvement at Arbor Free Clinic, Stanford Health Advocacy and Research in the Emergency Department, the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, and the Leland Scholars Program, he has developed a passion for health and educational equity. In the future, Luis hopes to attend medical school and complement his medical education with his interest in diversity and inclusion to better serve historically marginalized populations.
Nichelle Alston Hall currently studies Computer Science and Comparative Literature as a Stanford University undergraduate student. Nichelle works as a research assistant in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity where she compiles research and analyzes the school’s diversity efforts and faculty programming. Nichelle is passionate about the intersection between technology and activism. In the future, Nichelle hopes to pursue a PhD in Computer Science with the ambition to become a research professor that will focus on the role of technology on social justice and activism.
Michaela Kiernan, PhD
OFDD R01 Workshop Instructor
Michaela Kiernan, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. She is the Principal Investigator of NIH R01-funded grants examining the efficacy of behavioral obesity interventions and has expertise in clinical and community research methods and statistics. Dr. Kiernan has taught grant writing workshops for OFDD for ten years, mentored minority faculty fellows for six years at the School of Medicine Center of Excellence, and been awarded multiple Stanford divisional teaching and mentorship awards.