Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, chair of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) Board of Directors, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in recognition of her outstanding contributions to medical education.
Dr. Humphrey was among 100 newly elected members announced by NAM during its annual meeting on October 19. The election brings NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 175.
Election to NAM is one of the highest honors individuals can achieve in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes those who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, healthcare, and public health.
Dr. Humphrey was singled out for her work in transforming medical education learning environments by creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity that prepares future healthcare practitioners to better care for diverse populations and address social determinants of health.
In addition to her central role at KPSOM, Dr. Humphrey is president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the only national foundational dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals. She previously served for 15 years as the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at The University of Chicago.
Several faculty members and leaders at KPSOM, including Founding Dean and CEO, Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, are also elected members of the prestigious nonprofit. These include Peter Lee, PhD, computer scientist and corporate vice president, Microsoft Research; and Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, president and dean, Morehouse School of Medicine, who both serve with Schuster on the school’s Board of Directors. Additional faculty and leaders who are NAM members are Stephen Fortmann, MD; Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, MACP; Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH; and Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD.
Originally established as the Institute of Medicine in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy and inspires positive actions across sectors.