Angelique C. Harris, PhD, associate professor of medicine, director of faculty development and diversity for the Department of Medicine and BUMC director of faculty development, has been appointed ad interim associate dean for diversity & inclusion, effective May 1, 2022.
Dr. Harris has designed, implemented and led innovative programs that provide and promote more equitable learning and working environments for faculty, staff and students around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice. A medical sociologist, Dr. Harris’s research includes race and ethnicity, gender and sexualities, health and illness, social movements, cultural studies, urban studies and media studies. More specifically, examining how groups construct health issues and how the structural marginalization and stigmatization they experience impact their experiences with health care. Dr. Harris has authored and co-authored dozens of books, articles, and essays, including Womanist AIDS Activism in the United States: “It’s Who We Are” (Roman & Littlefield, 2022), Queer People of Color: Connected but Not Comfortable (Lynne Rienner, 2018) and the Intersections of Race and Sexuality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) book series.
Originally from Mattapan, Mass., Dr. Harris received a BA in social psychology and an MA in applied sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston; an MA in sociology from CUNY-Queens College, and MPhil and PhD in sociology, with a focus in medical sociology, from CUNY-Graduate Center.