Dr. Johnna Frierson

Dr. Johnna Frierson is the Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion for the Duke University School of Medicine.

Degree(s): Biology, Virology

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Undergraduate Institution: Furman University

Graduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

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Photo Credit: Duke University

Dr. Johnna Frierson is the Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion for the Duke University School of Medicine. Her team is responsible for cultivating a strong and supportive community for underrepresented Ph.D. students and postdoctoral appointees, by working with faculty and leaders in the basic sciences. This work includes developing and implementing professional development activities and academic and wellness programs in collaboration with the School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Frierson previously served as the founding director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Pratt School of Engineering.

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