2020-2021 President-Elect Candidate Statements

Candidate statements are listed in alphabetical order.

Alden Landry, MD, MPH
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

A LandryI am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Dean for the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Associate Director and Advisor for William B. Castle Society, and Director of Health Equity Education at Harvard Medical School. I am also the founder and co-director of the non-profit organization Motivating Pathways. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Prairie View A&M University in 2002 and his medical degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine in 2006. I completed my residency in Emergency Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2009. In 2010, I earned a Master’s in Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University. I am an active member of ADIEM and held prior leadership roles including Member-at-Large for 2 years and Secretary/Treasurer for 1 term. I have lectured in the Pre-Day Workshops leading discussions on workforce diversity and difficult patients in the ED. I also served on the Diversity and Inclusion Strategies Task Force leading in the development of a Diversity Inclusion Scorecard for SAEM.

I am running for the position of President-Elect of ADIEM because I recognize the value of the academy. Having been a member of ADIEM, I have grown both personally and professionally, building a network and a community. I have benefited from the work of the academy, listening and learning from colleagues, and using it as a platform for my academic success. I feel a sense of obligation to continue the work of past leaders within ADIEM to promote a culture and climate of inclusion and belonging throughout SAEM and support the development of future academicians from diverse backgrounds in both residency and early career development. I hope to increase the diversity among SAEM as a whole and work with the organization to ensure that diversity is seen in the leadership of the organization. I also will work to increase the health equity content presented at the conferences and displayed in the research forums by working with the various committees and other academies to ensure that this remains an area of focus for our organization.