Meet the Staff

Graduate Medical Sciences administration is an indispensable part of the BUSM community. Our staff supports the education, success and well-being of over 900 graduate students and postdocs throughout their career at Boston University School of Medicine. Please visit our office or use the directory below.

GMS Leadership

DR HymanLinda Hyman, PhD
Associate Provost,
Professor, Microbiology
Room L-317

Dr. Linda Hyman assumed the position of Associate Provost for Graduate Medical Sciences in 2009.  She formerly served as Vice Provost for Health Science at Montana State University and Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program.  There, she also acted as Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  An accomplished and active scientist with expertise in molecular genetics, Dr. Hyman holds the appointment of Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hyman earned her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Albany, followed by a master’s and doctoral degree at Brandeis University. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine. She then began her professional career at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she became a tenured associate professor in 2003. Dr. Hyman’s priorities outside of her role as associate provost and professor include advising and professional development for students and post-docs.

Assistant Deans

profile-stephen-brady Stephen Brady, PhD
Assistant Dean,  Masters Programs,
Director, Mental Health Counseling Program
Professor of Psychology
Theresa A. Davies, PhD Theresa A. Davies, PhD
Assistant Dean, Graduate Affairs
Director, MS Oral Health Sciences Program
Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences & Education
M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD
Assistant  Dean, Diversity
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Andrew Henderson, PhD
Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs
Associate Professor of Medicine
Barbara Schreiber, PhD
Assistant Dean, Alumni Affairs
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Viglianti24-150x150 Gregory A. Viglianti, PhD
Assistant  Dean, Operations
Associate Professor of Microbiology

Program Directors

Gwynneth D. Offner, PhD Gwynneth Offner, PhD
Director,  MS Medical Sciences Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fadie Coleman Fadie Coleman, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences & Education
Director, BLCS Program
Brigitte Ritter, PhD
Assistant Director, Oral Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Director for Data Tracking & Grant Support

Student Services

Sherill Ashe
Financial Aid Administrator
Millie Agosto
Cindy Yee-Lin
Assistant Registrar

Graduate Affairs

Teresa (Bella) Garrison Teresa (Bella) Garrison
Graduate Affairs & Data Administrator


      Maggie Bean
Marketing and Communications Specialist


   Israel headshot Israel De La Cruz
Financial Manager  Communications Specialist

Post-Doctoral Affairs

Sarah Hokanson
Director, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs
Kate Baker
Program Manager, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs
Amanda Bolgioni-Smith 
BU BEST Program Intern


Administrative Staff

Kimberly Arena Kimberly Arena
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
Farrah Belizaire
Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
Jorge Fortin
Administrative Coordinator
Vincent Moore
Program Coordinator
Nancy Ferrer-Tatkowska
Program Coordinator