Joan Reede is faculty lead of Diversity Inclusion at Harvard Catalyst. She is dean for diversity and community partnership at Harvard Medical School (HMS), professor of medicine at HMS, professor of society, human development, and health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and assistant in health policy at Massachusetts General Hospital. Reede is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Reede founded the HMS Minority Faculty Development Program and currently serves as faculty director of Community Outreach programs. She has created numerous programs to benefit minority students, residents, scientists, and physicians. She has created and developed more than 20 programs at HMS that aim to address pipeline and leadership issues for minorities and women who are interested in careers in medicine, academic and scientific research, and the healthcare professions. Additionally, she has developed mentoring programs for underrepresented minority students from the middle school through the graduate and medical school levels. Reede graduated from Brown University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a fellowship in child psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. She holds an MPH and an MS in health policy management from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and an MBA from Boston University.