Jesse Joad

Jesse Joad

Faculty: Guest

Jesse Joad, MD MS, is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Diversity and Faculty Life Emerita at University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She is currently the president elect of GLMA. GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers. She received her BS, MS (Pharmacology), MD degrees and did her Pediatrics residency, and her Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Immunology fellowships all at the University of Iowa. She is now working as an ad hoc member of various Advisory Committees of the FDA and as a consultant to industry working on achieving FDA approval. She also works as an executive coach for leaders in academic medicine. While at UC Davis, she founded the Office of Diversity where she lead the California Postbaccalaureate Consortium, revised the search process for faculty recruitments, and sponsored events with students, residents, faculty and local physician groups of women, African Americans, Latinos, American Indians and the LGBT community. She has served on various committees in the Association of American Medical Colleges on LGBT issues in medical education and as a faculty advisor and career consultant for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

She lead the Women in Medicine and Science executive group which sponsored four events per year and published a book:  “Under the Plan Tree:  Celebrating Our Founding Women In Medicine”, a book highlighting stories as told by those women.  She founded a URM (underrepresented in medicine) faculty mentorship group, and an LGBT social, educational, and advocacy group. She presently serves as a faculty advisor for ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), as a consultant for the FDA and academic diversity offices, and as a reviewer for the NIH.