Contributing Faculty

The Kraft Center for Community Health benefits from the wisdom and guidance of leaders from across the community health, academic, policy, and government spectrum. 


Shikha Anand, MD, MPH | Director of Strategic Alliances and Initiatives, Obesity Program Director, National Initiative for Children's Health Care Quality

John Auerbach, MBA | Director, Urban Health Research Institute and Professor of Practice, Northeastern University’s Bouve School of Health Sciences

Heidi Behforouz, MD | Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD | Director of Health Equity Research and Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital

John Patrick Co, MD | Director, Graduate Medical Education, Partners HealthCare 

Sandra Cotterell, RN | Chief Executive Officer, Codman Square Health Center 

Scott Early, MD | Chief Medical Officer, Lynn Community Health Center

Andy Ellner, MD, MSc | Co-Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care 

Matt Fishman | Vice President for Community Health, Partners HealthCare 

Marcia Fowler, MA, JD | Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

Lise Fried, DSc, MS | Managing Director, Institute of Community Health

Oliver Freudenreich, MD, FAPM | Medical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program

Jack Geiger, MD, MSciHyg | Professor Emeritus, Community Health and Social Medicine, City College of New York 

Elizabeth Goodman, MD | Associate Chair for Community-Based Research, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Director, Center for Child & Adolescent Health Research and Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital 

James W. Hunt, Jr., PhD | President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Justeen Hyde, PhD | Senior Scientist, Institute of Community Health

Paula Johnson, MD, MPH | Executive Director, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology; Chief, Division of Women’s Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Ron Kleinman, MD | Physician-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

Josh Kraft | Nicholas President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston 

Wanda McClain, MPA | Executive Director, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Antonia McGuire, RN, MPH | President and CEO, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center 

Paul Mendis, MD | Chief Medical Officer, Neighborhood Health Plan 

Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD | Chief Medical Officer, Dimock Community Health Center 

Jim O’Connell, MD | President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program 

Joan Quinlan, MPA | Executive Director, Center for Community Health Improvement, Massachusetts General Hospital

Scott Rauch, MD | President, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, McLean Hospital; Chair, Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health

Steve Ridini, EdD | Vice President, Community Health Division, Health Resources in Action 

Kathy Sanders, MD | Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

Philip Severin, MD | Chief Medical Officer, Codman Square Health Center

Jackie Spain, MD | Medical Director, Holyoke Health Center 

Nisha Thakrar, MD | Medical Director, South Boston Community Health Center 

Harriet Tolpin, PhD | Senior Advisor for Workforce Development and Community Health, Partners HealthCare 

Nancy Turnbull | Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health 

Henry Tuttle | Executive Director, Manet Community Health Center 

Debra Weinstein, MD | Vice President, Graduate Medical Education, Partners HealthCare 

Timothy Wilens, MD | Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Senior Staff in Child Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Dean Xerras, MD | Medical Director, MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center