About Sharon G.E. Washington, Ed.D., MPH
Dr. Sharon G.E. Washington is renowned for engaging diverse audiences on the complex intersections of race, historical trauma, social inequality and justice, and the impact of these factors on health outcomes. An award winning educator, Sharon creates and instructs courses and trainings reflecting the deliberate use of educational settings as safe spaces for healing from the social and cultural trauma of racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression that limit the capacity of the human spirit, so that learners may use that power to heal the world.
Sharon’s consulting services promote organizational optimization and include workplace climate assessment; change management and executive coaching; trainings and workshops; curriculum development; and workplace personal improvement coaching.
Sharon has spearheaded transformative organizational change with the Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, California. Through this partnership, she has coached the executive team of the residency to cultivate a culture shift of transparency and inclusion of diverse residents, faculty and staff. Sharon’s creation of the Process of Engaging in Action to Create Equity (P.E.A.C.E.) has led to an integration of a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to all aspects of engagement with the residency.
For three years, Sharon was an Assistant Professor of Instruction for the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at Temple University, where she served as the founder and Chair of the SBS Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and the Co-Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the College of Public Health. Prior to joining Temple, Sharon served as a lecturer in the Department of Medical Education, and Director for Curriculum Development and Academic Enhancement for the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sharon is a Gates Millennium Scholar, class of 2003, and Immediate Past President of the Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association, a network of over 20,000 diverse millennial scholars and professionals. She received her Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Temple University and her Master of Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Sharon earned her Doctorate in Education at Teachers College of Columbia University, where her research explored medical students self-rating of preparedness to engage in effective cross-cultural care.
Recent Clients Include:
Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Santa Rosa, CA
Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, FL
Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY
Columbia University Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, New York, NY