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
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 Engagement, Jill collaborated with Stanford researchers and community organizations to improve the health of populations by building community capacity for research through academic-community partnerships.
Research & Program Officer
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
Lauren Hailey is an Administrative Associate that provides support to the OFDD Team. 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.
Michael Helms, PhD, MBA
Director of Research Development
OFDD welcomes Dr. Michael Helms to the team as Director of Research Development. Mike will assist OFDD with identifying and applying for funding opportunities in areas of health disparities and health equities research, with an emphasis on faculty development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He has been with the Stanford School of Medicine for over 11 years, where he has helped hundreds of faculty apply for and win well over $200 million in funding.
Barbara Jerome, MPH
Research & Program Officer
Barbara Jerome is a Research and Program Officer in Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. Barbara formerly worked with OFDD in 2017 as a research associate. In this role, she contributed to the office’s event planning activities, such as the Race, Policing, and Public Health Symposium, and conducted an in-depth environmental scan of the School of Medicine’s diversity & inclusion efforts. In her new role with OFDD, she is excited to undertake new D&I-related research projects and initiatives that contribute to fostering an inclusive environment at the School of Medicine. Barbara obtained her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University as well as a MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Memory of Laure Aurelian, PhD
Former Senior Advisor for Faculty Development
OFDD Faculty Directors
Stanford Leadership Development Program
Dr. Harman is the founding medical director of Palliative Care Services for Stanford Health Care. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and a faculty member in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She serves as the clinical section chief of Palliative Care in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health and co-chairs the Stanford Health Care Ethics Committee. Her research and educational interests include communication training in healthcare, bioethics in end-of-life care, and the application of machine learning to improve access to palliative care. Dr. Harman co-leads the Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP) with Dr. Jay Shah.
Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity
Dr. Poullos is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SMADIE), a group composed of people with disabilities and their allies at Stanford Medicine. He is also a member of the Radiology Department Diversity Committee, the School of Medicine Faculty Senate Subcommittee on Diversity, and the School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet.
Black Faculty Affinity Meetings
Dr. Powell is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Program at Stanford Medicine. She is the chair for BFAM, the Black Faculty Affinity Meetings. She is passionate about increasing the recruitment and retention of URM physician leaders at all levels of academic medicine. She also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine. Her interests include mentorship, improving the quality of inpatient pediatric care in community/regional settings, graduate medical education, and inclusive curriculum development.
Stanford Leadership Development Program
Dr. Jay Shah, MD is a staff surgeon and associate professor of Urology at Stanford University. He is also the Cancer Care Program Leader for Urologic Oncology at the Stanford Cancer Center. He is widely respected for his work on optimizing outcomes after surgery for bladder cancer and he lectures internationally on this topic. He is a graduate of the American Urological Association Leadership Academy and he sits on multiple national AUA committees. Dr. Shah co-leads the Stanford Leadership Development Program (SLDP) with Dr. Stephanie Harman.
LGBTQ+ Subcommitee of the Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet
José Vilches-Moure’s expertise is in comparative anatomic pathology, particularly of laboratory animal species. He is a member of the Stanford Medicine Diversity Cabinet (which encompasses the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care [SHC], and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford [LPCHS]) and is the current Chair of the Cabinet’s LGBTQ+ Subcommittee. At Stanford, he also serves as departmental liaison with the Stanford Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and is the co-founder and co-chair of his home department’s DE&I Committee. Outside of Stanford, José is the co-founder and current co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).