About the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD) serves to develop all faculty to their fullest potential as academic, clinical, and community leaders and to promote the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.
Areas of Focus
OFDD programs and initiatives are designed to address the factors that have been demonstrated to influence the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty including enabling career and leadership professional development opportunities and building a strong and engaged faculty community.
- Professional development opportunities include workshops, leadership programs, research partnerships, the McCormick Distinguished Lecture Series, awards, and OFDD’s CME course on unconscious bias in medicine
- We aim to foster community among faculty through the OFDD liaisons, the Stanford Network for Advancement and Promotion, as well as several other networking events and initiatives
- A number of additional resources are also available to help diverse faculty excel in their careers at the School of Medicine
In order to meet the evolving nature of needs in academic medicine, we focus on transparency and accountability, through the ongoing collection of metrics related to faculty development and diversity, as well as continued recognition of the amazing faculty that are such an essential component of Stanford Medicine.
Please let us know if you have questions or need more information about our programs.
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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
Director for Faculty Development and Diversity
Gisell Quihuis, Ph.D., is Director for Faculty Development and Diversity. She holds a PhD in educational psychology with a focus on mindset, motivation, and achievement. Her work revolves around equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice in educational settings and institutions. In her role as Director for Faculty Development and Diversity, she leads strategic initiatives in support of diverse faculty at the School of Medicine. Her role includes serving as operations lead for the office’s Department Diversity Liaisons program, organizing the annual Chair Metric program, leading the strategic implementation of the faculty Task Forces, and serving as key strategist across the office’s new and ongoing activities. Dr. Quihuis is a former first-generation, low-income, immigrant Latina who obtained her BA and PhD from Stanford University and her MEd from Harvard University. Her lived experiences inform her passion for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
Jonathan Altamirano, MS
Senior Research Analyst
Jonathan Altamirano is a senior research analyst in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, as well as Stanford Medicine’s Global Child Health Program, where he has authored over 10 publications. Jonathan is an expert on issues of diversity in the academic medical setting. His research has demonstrated disparities in patient satisfaction across demographic groups, with policy implications for physician evaluation. Jonathan received his BA in Human Biology and MS in Biology from Stanford University, where he served as a mentor for marginalized populations in the Bay Area. He is originally from Houston, Texas, and is a native Spanish speaker.
Jill Evans, MPH
Pediatrics and OFDD Program Director
Jill Evans, MPH, is a Program Director in Pediatrics and OFDD. She provides administrative oversight for several initiatives including Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity (SPHERE), one of five NIH centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved minority populations. She also manages the Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network that brings faculty together to address health inequities through collaboration, mentorship, education and policy. In her first six years at Stanford, as Research Director for the Office of Community Health, Jill collaborated with Stanford researchers and community organizations to improve the health of populations by building community capacity for research through academic-community partnerships.
Brenda Flores is a Program Manager in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. In this role, she oversees and implements professional development initiatives in academic medicine that emphasize justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion values. She launched a Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL) Network workshop series that has engaged more than 200 faculty so far. Brenda also founded an anti-oppressive praxis program that educates graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with tools for equity and social justice. She has also published numerous research studies in various medical journals. Brenda is currently working on a Master of Science in Counseling at San Francisco State University.
Lauren Hailey, MA
Communications Coordinator and Administrative Associate
Lauren Hailey is the Communications Coordinator and Administrative Associate, and provides support to the OFDD Team. She is responsible for OFDD’s general communications, including the monthly newsletter and social media profiles. She is a Bay Area native with 8 years of experience in administrative functions and office management, as well as social media and website management. Lauren obtained her BS in Journalism and her MA in Communication Studies (with a concentration in Intercultural Communication) from San Jose State University.
Kelly Heinrich, MS
Senior Data Analyst
Kelly Heinrich is a senior analyst in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. She conducts program evaluation for the School of Medicine’s diversity programs that promote faculty professional development, networking, recruitment, and advancement. Previously, Kelly researched top philanthropists through statistical methods that identified the explanatory characteristics related to exceptional giving and predicted the likelihood of making a generous gift. In her OFDD role, she likes combining her commitment to social change, data analysis, and business intelligence to support a DEI mission.
Assistant Director for DEI in Faculty Recruitment
Diana Koeplin serves as the inaugural Assistant Director for DEI in Faculty Recruitment, in the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Herrole is to develop strategies to support School of Medicine’s commitment to DEI, and pursuing its goal of a diverse faculty body, through fair and inclusive recruitment practices. Diana will partner with faculty search committees, design tools and resources focused on intentional DEI efforts, develop strategic outreach plans, analyze diversity metrics within applicant pools, and serve as the DEI subject matter expert and resource in the academic recruitment process. Diana has a strong background in Academic Affairs and Human Resources, with over 17 years of experience supporting higher education, making her the ideal incumbent for this role. Diana is also a Bay Area native, earning a BA in Psychology from University of San Francisco.
Research and Program Officer
Osagie Oaiya is a Research and Program Officer in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. In this role, he evaluates and supports existing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs within the office, creates content that promotes DEI within academic medicine, and assists with planning for events and initiatives in the SOM. Osagie is a Bay Area native and obtained his BS in Public Health from San Jose State University, where he was an undergraduate research assistant and published multiple scholarly articles on health disparities affecting underserved populations in urban environments.
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.
Michaela Kiernan, PhD
R01 Countdown Program Director
Michaela Kiernan, PhD is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and directs the R01 Countdown Program, an intensive grant writing program for School of Medicine (SOM) junior faculty that has generated over $125M in NIH funding across 14 different NIH Institutes for faculty Principal Investigators to date. Dr. Kiernan is the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH R01 grants examining the efficacy of behavioral obesity interventions, and has expertise in clinical and community research methods, including retention strategies for randomized trials. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from Yale University. Dr. Kiernan has served as an ad hoc member, Standing Member, and/or Co-Chair of multiple NIH study sections; taught highly recommended scientific writing workshops for OFDD for 10 years; mentored faculty fellows from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds for 6 years with the SOM Center of Excellence; and been awarded multiple Stanford divisional teaching and mentorship awards.
Senior Financial Analyst
Sabrina Moudgil provides financial support to the OFDD team, which includes facilitating the annual budget process, reporting budget versus actual activity, and assisting in day-to-day financial inquiries. She obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and her MBA from Simon Fraser University. Sabrina has worked as a finance professional in banking and non-profit sectors for over 10 years.
In Memory of Laure Aurelian, PhD
Former Senior Advisor for Faculty Development