Julie Servoss studied Human Biology (focus on medical anthropology and bioethics) at Stanford University and obtained her MD degree at Harvard Medical School. She pursued an internal medicine residency program and fellowship in gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also obtained her Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness. Julie’s current academic position is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In this role, she oversees all diversity and inclusion initiatives at the college, ranging from STEM outreach, pipeline programs for underserved students and curricular innovation covering topics such as cultural competence, unconscious bias, social determinants of health and health inequities. Julie also works for a health IT company, Modernizing Medicine, as the medical director of gastroenterology. In addition to coding the gastroenterology-specific electronic health record, she also enjoys the intersection of technology, patient engagement and health outcomes.
Julie joined hfp consulting after participating in the Female Leaders in Science Workshop. The mission and culture of hfp align well with her desire to promote women in science and medicine, and to foster the professional development of physicians and scientists in academic medicine. Julie also believes that diversity is essential for any group or organization to achieve excellence. She is passionate about bringing the communication, leadership and teambuilding skills that hfp teaches to other physicians and scientists.