The Class of 2021 has accomplished incredible things. Though this year's Commencement is virtual, we hope to be able to celebrate in person next Spring.
Congratulations to all of our graduates in the Class of 2021, and welcome to the Labouré alumni network!
Dr. James is an Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Vice President of the Mission at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine.
After her residency, Dr. James began practicing and teaching emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center. She later became the President of the Medical and Dental Staff from 2010 to 2012, and in 2015 she was appointed Vice President of Mission at Boston Medical Center. With a critical focus on establishing equity for patients and communities, Dr. James also became an Assistant Dean of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. James has extensively focused on addressing community violence and trauma. She is the co-founder and Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program at Boston Medical Center to provide trauma informed care. She started this program in 2006 based in the emergency room, and her experiences highlighted the need to address factors upstream of the emergency room in order to alter the quality of life-course that in turn prevents violence and trauma in her patients. For her work in addressing community violence, Dr. James was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.
Dr. James also promotes health equity and addresses public health needs in communities beyond the Boston Area. For 20 years, James travelled to Haiti, along with other colleagues in emergency medicine, to build sustainable public health infrastructures through grass-roots community partnerships. As a Supervising Medical Officer on the Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team under the department of Health and Human Services, James has provided medical support and leadership after several disasters including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Bam in Iran, and the earthquake in Port-au-Prince in Haiti.