Meet the Staff

The Division of 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, GMS
Professor, Microbiology
Room L-317

Dr. Linda Hyman assumed the position of Associate Provost for the Division of 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
Andrew Henderson, PhD
Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs Associate Professor of Medicine
Dominguez_Isabel-2-5x3-5-214x300-2 M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD
Assistant  Dean, Diversity
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Program Directors

Davies_0760 Theresa A. Davies, PhD
Director, MS Oral Health Sciences Program;
Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences & Education
Offner_0796 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


Student Services

Sherill Ashe
Financial Aid Administrator
Millie Agosto
Israel headshot Israel De La Cruz
Financial Manager

Academic Affairs

Bella_1086 Teresa (Bella) Garrison
Graduate Affairs & Data Administrator

Post-Doctoral Affairs

Sarah Hokanson
Director, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs
Kate Baker
Program Manager, Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs
dsc0542-423x636 Holly Nguyen, PhD 
Director BU’s BEST Program


Administrative Staff

farra Farrah Belizaire

Manager of Diversity and Inclusion

Kimberly Arena Kimberly Arena
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
Grise_0720 Ali Grise
Master Medical Science Program Administrator
Luca_0729 Jenna Luca
Administrative Coordinator
Patino_0711 Francisco Patiño, M.T.S.
Program Administrator