Kali D. Cyrus

Diversity Strategist, Dynamics of Difference; Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine; ACT Team Psychiatrist, Family Preservation Services

Kali Cyrus, MD MPH, is a psychiatrist who practices part-time in a community setting, while serving as an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She has an extensive background in DEI curriculum development, which has included leading the redesign of the Yale psychiatry residency program's 4-year social justice and mental health equity curriculum, co-development of the E.R.A.S.E. framework for responding to patient harassment, and ground-breaking standardized patient workshops to manage implicit bias in patient communication. She is also known for her growing work as an advocate within academia, as a founding member of Time'sUpHealthcare, where her role is ensuring that inclusivity and intersectionality are at the forefront of initiatives. She also has advocacy experience in Capitol Hill, where she worked as a health policy fellow for Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, as the American Psychiatric Association's 2018 Jeanne Spurlock Fellow. She offers consulting, coaching, and policy strategy around issues related to "difference" through her private consulting business, Dynamics of Difference PLLC.