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The AAMC Center for Health Justice is a multidisciplinary team of advocates for health equity from across the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and representing its four mission areas to improve the health of all through medical education, health care, research, and community collaborations. Learn more about who we are and what we do.

Director Team

(In alphabetical order)
Philip Alberti
Philip founded the AAMC Center for Health Justice as the natural next step in a career focused on eliminating inequities in health and health care.
Carla Alvarado, PhD, MPH
Carla leads the center's research portfolio to inform policies and action that address health inequities.
Jennifer Bretsch
Jennifer is driven by a passion for health equity and justice and serves as the director of programs for the AAMC Center for Health Justice.
Phylicia N. McCalla, DrPH, MPH
Phylicia is a public health leader who is passionate about protecting and promoting the health of people and communities.
Heather Pierce
Heather joined the AAMC Center for Health Justice to promote health equity and health justice through federal regulations and national and local policymaking.

Operations Team

Bronte Beale
Bronte coordinates the center's calendars of health equity funding opportunities, fellowships, and conferences.
Headshot of Keith Krosinsky
Keith manages information sharing and collaboration between the AAMC Center for Health Justice and colleagues across the AAMC.
Headshot of Sarah Piepenbrink
Sarah supports the center and its multisector partners with communications about actionable health justice news, opportunities, resources, and stories.
Tasha Wood
Tasha is the project coordinator for the AAMC Multisector Partner Group and is passionate about health equity for all.

Policy Team

Anurupa Dev, PhD
Anu is a researcher and policy analyst committed to building the evidence base for health equity.
Daria Grayer, JD
Daria is committed to advancing health justice through regulations and policies that redress health inequities.
Phoebe Ramsey, JD
Phoebe believes we can — and should — use law and policy as tools to promote health justice and improve the well-being of people and communities.

Programs Team

Photo of Brooke Kelly, MS
Brooke is committed to using her expertise to effect positive change. She serves as a project manager for the Health Equity Inventory enhancement project.
Nicole Thomas
Nicole supports the AAMC cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

Research Team

Diane M. Cassidy, MLIS
Diane brings her background in librarianship and information sciences to the center’s work on Health Impact Assessment and other projects.
Mary Grace Holloway
Mary Grace cares deeply about cultivating conversations and generating evidence to pinpoint knowledge gaps that contribute to health and health care inequities.
Kendal Orgera, MPH, MPP
Kendal is passionate about using data to inform policy discussions surrounding health equity and social determinants of health.