Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty (CAWF)

Current Members

Carmen Messerlian, Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology

Erica Lauren Kenney, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Lorelei Mucci, Professor of Epidemiology, CAWF Co-Chair

Mariam Krikorian Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management and Policy

Nicolas Alan Menzies, Associate Professor of Global health

Sheila Isanaka, Associate Professor of Nutrition

Shruthi Mahalingaiah, Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Women’s Health

Smita Gopinath, Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Tianxi Cai, John Rock Professor of Population and Translational Data Sciences, CAWF Co-Chair

William Mair, Associate Professor of Molecular Metabolism

Ex officio Members
Shamika Harris, Assistant Director of Faculty Development
Jane Kim, Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Health Decision Science

Jacky Morales, Faculty Affairs Coordinator


To address issues of concern to women faculty at the school: to promote the career advancement of women by addressing such issues as recruitment, promotion, retention, and tenure; to promote equity in salary, space, and resources; to promote a positive professional work environment; to address issues related to the perception of women in the sciences; to address issues related to parenting; to serve as a liaison with the HSPH Faculty Council and other groups within the Longwood area and university on concerns of mutual interest; and to serve in an advisory capacity by reviewing policies and recommending changes, if warranted, to the deans and administration of the school. The Committee on the Concerns of Women Faculty was established in 1992; the charge was revised in 2006 and the committee renamed in 2014 to the Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty.