Faculty Expert Profile

Sherita Golden

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Vice President and Chief Diversity Office Johns Hopkins Medicine


  • Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Sherita Hill Golden's research interests focus on two areas: endogenous sex hormones as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance in post-menopausal women; and mental health complications of diabetes and the biological, hormonal, and behavioral factors that might explain these associations. Her health services research focuses on understanding and eliminating diabetes health disparities and implementing and evaluating systems interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care in hospitalized patients with diabetes.

Golden serves as the principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins site of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome Study and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

In 2017 she was the co-recipient of the Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Medical Alumni Association, and Medical School Foundation, which recognizes professional accomplishment, outstanding innovation, and exemplary leadership in the field of medicine. In 2018 Golden was named a winner of the 17th Annual Women Worth Watching Awards from the Profiles in Diversity Journal. She was one of 132 winners from across the globe recognized as an executive leading the way to excellence in the workplace, marketplace, and the world.

In addition, Golden was the recipient of the 2019 University of Virginia Distinguished Alumna Award. She is a devoted mentor and currently serves as director of the Epidemiology and Clinical Research in Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Grant. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association National Board of Directors.

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