Dr. Peggy Timothé was appointed the first Director of the Office of Diversity Inclusion at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2013. In 2015 she was awarded the Michael Shannon, MD, MPH Excellence in Mentoring Award. The award is given to those making significant contributions to mentoring socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Dr. Timothé was also an assistant professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She severed as director of the Office of Diversity Inclusion at HSDM for three years, before accepting a position at Texas A&M University.
Josephine Kim, PhD, succeeded Dr. Timothé as Director of Diversity Inclusion at HSDM until her departure in 2019. Dr. Kim currently has a dual faculty appointment in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is also on faculty at the Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital.