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

  Deborah J. Stearns-Kurosawa, PhD
Associate Provost/Dean ad interim
Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Contact Kimberly for an appointment

Dr. Stearns-Kurosawa joined Boston University School of Medicine in 2008 in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Prior to that she led research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and was chief research scientist at a pharmaceutical corporation in Tokyo. Her research interests focus on the pathophysiology of infections and coagulation complications.

Assistant Deans

Theresa A. Davies, PhD Theresa A. Davies, PhD
Assistant Dean, Masters Programs
Director, MS Oral Health Sciences Program
Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences & Education
Andrew Henderson, PhD Andrew Henderson, PhD
Assistant Dean, Doctoral Programs
Professor of Medicine
Barbara Schreiber, PhD Barbara Schreiber, PhD
Assistant Dean, Alumni Affairs
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Gregory A. Viglianti, PhD Gregory A. Viglianti, PhD
Assistant  Dean, Operations
Associate Professor of Microbiology



Gwynneth D. Offner, PhD Gwynneth Offner, PhD
Director,  MS Medical Sciences Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Fadie Coleman, MA, PhD Fadie Coleman, MA, PhD
Director, BLCS Program
Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences & Education
M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD M. Isabel Dominguez, PhD
Director, Summer Training as Research Scholars
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Brigitte Ritter, PhD Brigitte Ritter, PhD
Director, Analytics & Admissions
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Student Services

Millie Agosto Millie Agosto
Registrar, Graduate Medical Sciences
Karen Francis Karen Francis
Assistant Registrar, Graduate Medical Sciences
Olivia Gilbert
Assistant Registrar, Graduate Medical Sciences

Graduate Affairs

Kimberly Arena Kimberly Arena
Associate Director, Graduate Student Affairs
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost
Shuchita Rao Shuchita Rao, MS
Manager, Admissions

Business and Operations

GMS Operations
Operations, Graduate Medical Sciences

Marketing & Communications

Mike Bloom
Marketing & Communications Specialist

Post-Doctoral Affairs

Sarah Hokanson Sarah Hokanson, PhD
Assistant Provost,
Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs

Administrative Staff

Ying-Ju Lai Ying-Ju Lai, MFA
Masters of Science in Medical Science (MAMS)
Program Coordinator
Devin Weaver Devin Weaver
Masters of Science in Medical Science (MAMS)
Admissions Counselor
James Mazarakis
Administrative Coordinator
Hannah Andry, MEd
Administrative Assistant
Christina Bowley Christina Bowley
Oral Health Sciences Program Manager