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MR. LARRY BROWN, JR. 

Mentor

Larry J. Brown, Jr. is currently a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Howard University. Larry is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity (2015) and holds a BA in English Literature and Psychology from Florida International University (2012).

 

One of Larry’s life goals is to help destigmatize mental health in religious and minority populations. He has served as a panelist, consultant, and seminar leader in topics of leadership, religion/spirituality and mental health for church congregations and professional organizations such as DC Public Schools, Jack & Jill of America, and the Hip-Hop Professional Foundation. Since his tenure in undergrad, Larry has participated in mentoring programs engaging young Black males. He is overjoyed to join YDDC in journeying with the young doctors as they navigate, explore, and develop deeper senses of personhood and realize possibilities.

MR. JULIEN JEAN-FRANCOIS

Mentor

Julien Jean-Francois is a 4th year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine. He received his B.S in Exercise Physiology at the University of Miami, and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Julien has always displayed a passion for mentorship, education, and community development. As a product of medical pipeline programs, he realized his journey into medicine would not have been possible without the sacrifice of programs such as Young Doctors DC and looked to get involved in an opportunity to support the youth of Washington, D.C. Having served as an educator in Breakthrough Miami and as an America Reads Tutor, Julien worked to bridged the gap experienced by students from less resourced schools. He continued that passion into medical school and has been recognized by the College of Medicine multiple years in a row for his exceptional work as a MedStar Student Educator. Julien aspires to become an Emergency Physician and has a strong interest in medical education in order to train the next generation of physicians to provide exceptional care to underserved populations and communities.

MR. MUSTAFA ALAM

Mentor

Mustafa Alam is a second year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine. He is from Chicago and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Benedictine University. Mustafa also served as a community ambassador in the South Side of Chicago and is a part of many great organizations in strengthening the community. As an outstanding doctor, he hopes to bring healing to underserved communities in our nation and globally.

DR. RYAN SUTTON

Mentor

Ryan is a postdoctoral fellow for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas-Austin. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in African-American studies, from Xavier University of Louisiana, earned a master of arts degree and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Howard University.

Dr. Sutton completed his APA-accredited internship at The Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He has mentored the young doctors since he was a graduate student at Howard University.

MR. AHMAD KERR

Mentor

Ahmad Kerr is fourth year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine. He received his B.A. in Psychology at Georgetown University, and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Ahmad has mentored the young doctors since his first year of medical school. Through such programs, he has garnered both interest and insight into the challenges that currently plague disadvantaged communities within DC. Additionally, he is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he formally served as the Director of Education for the Nu Beta Chapter. He is the immediate past president of the Howard University Student National Medical Association.

Ahmad’s areas of interests lie not only in narrowing healthcare disparities and increasing African American matriculation rates to medical school, but also in the empowerment and support of program participants in all faucets of life.

MARCUS MITCHELL

Mentor

Marcus is a fourth year medical student at George Washington University and a graduate of Cornell University. He is the immediate past president of the George Washington University Student National Medical Association. Marcus has mentored the young doctors for two years.

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