Ya know, we all have an Esther moment. And you know, if you think about, remember the story of Esther in the Bible like she found out that there was a plot to kill…annihilate all the Jewish people. And her husband Mordecai came to her and said, you know Esther, you know there’s this plot and don’t think that because you’re the queen that you’re gonna be spared. They’re going to kill us. And so, unless you go in there and talk the king and let him know this is happening, you know, we’re all going to die. And he said who knows perhaps you’ve come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And she knew that it was risky to go into the king uninvited and make a request, but she did. She said if I perish, let me perish. Because she knew she had to go and try to at least save her people and I think we all have an Esther moment at some point in our life where either we can sit in silence or we have to step up and be ready to step forward and answer that call. So that that sort of what happened to me in 2015.
Dr. Sherita Hill Golden is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The author of more than 190 articles, Dr. Golden’s research interests focus mental health complications of diabetes, 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. In the community Dr. Golden is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Co-Directs the Health Ministry with her husband, Dr. Christopher Golden, at Clearview Baptist Church in Woodlawn, MD. She is the proud mother of Andrew Golden, a Journalism and African-American Studies major at Northwestern University.
She 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 Dr. 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. Dr. Golden is also the recipient of the 2019 University of Virginia Distinguished Alumna Award. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association National Board of Directors. In the community Dr. Golden is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Co-Directs the Health Ministry with her husband, Dr. Christopher Golden, at Clearview Baptist Church in Woodlawn, MD. She is the proud mother of Andrew Golden, a Journalism and African-American Studies major at Northwestern University.