Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine representatives announced a new member of its leadership team Monday with the appointment of Lori Carter-Edwards as assistant dean for community engagement, according to the institution.
In her new role, “Dr. Carter-Edwards will oversee the school’s strategic efforts to engage with community partners across the local Pasadena community and broader Los Angeles area, expanding on the work of the Office of Academic and Community Affairs led by Maureen Connelly, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Community Affairs,” the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine said in a written statement.
She most recently serves as an associate professor in the Public Health Leadership Program and an adjunct faculty member of the Epidemiology and Health Behavior Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Founding Dean and CEO Dr. Mark Schuster welcomed Carter-Edwards to the institution.
“Dr. Carter-Edwards brings with her more than 25 years of academic community engagement,” Schuster said. “She has deep experience, skill, and commitment that will enable us to expand our relationships with our multifaceted surrounding communities.”
Carter-Edwards will be tasked with further development of the medical school’s strategic goals, coordinate partner-based research and help develop a student-run clinic, the statement said.
“I am thrilled to join the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine team. It is my honor to contribute to the team’s commitment to support the health of communities through education, programming, research, and advocacy,” Carter-Edwards said. “I look forward to aligning my expertise in health equity, public health, and community engagement with the strengths of the communities we serve to further the efforts of the school.”
More information on the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is available on the institution’s website at medschool.kp.org.