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Darla Thompson

Project Director

Darla Thompson, PhD is the Project Director for SEA Change Biomedicine at AAAS. Dr. Thompson has over a decade of experience in social, ethical, and historical analyses of STEMM education and practices. Previously, she served as faculty and senior program manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars at The George Washington University, a leadership program for doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds and under-resourced communities. Dr. Thompson served as a program officer in the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. While there, she led workshops on topics such framing the dialogue on racial and ethnicity to advance health equity, achieving health equity and well-being in rural communities, exploring equity in multisector health partnerships, and community violence as a population health issue.