Jessica Isom, MD, MPH

Psychiatry | Dorchester, Massachusetts | National Medical Association (NMA)

Jessica Elizabeth Isom, MD MPH is an early career community psychiatrist, public speaker, medical educator and consultant for diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism projects. Driven by a passion for collaborative leadership, she takes pride in providing the conceptual frameworks and psychological safety necessary to expand the growing edges of her clients and peers. Dr. Isom draws on her psychiatric training and humble background to connect across differences in power, education, and perspective to foster a collaborative approach to achieving racial justice and equity in medicine and beyond. As a resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, she was selected as the Chief Resident of Medical Education and as the Chief Resident of Diversity and Inclusion. In the Yale Department of Psychiatry, her professionalism, diversity and inclusion expertise and educational skillset were honored through awards and department-wide recognition.

Her strong training background and leadership experiences inform her current role in Boston, MA at Codman Square Health Center. She currently serves as a leader within the American Psychiatric Association Assembly, where her contributions center on illuminating the need for health equity in organized psychiatry. She has also been elected to the Councilor position for the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. Within the Yale Department of Psychiatry residency program, she is a faculty track leader for the Social Justice and Health Equity Curriculum. Currently, she is devoting considerable time to growing her consulting company, Vision for Equity LLC, which she has expanded into a nationally sought out team of antiracism coaches and organizational trainers.