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Jennifer Danek, M.D.

Senior Strategic Advisor, USU
Director of SEP Partnerships


Jennifer Danek is Senior Strategic Advisor at the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU). In this role, she works with university presidents and campus leaders to identify and scale solutions that increase student success and equity in STEM and health disciplines and prepare graduates to meet the needs of urban communities. She currently serves as USU’s Director for the Student Experience Project (SEP), a network of researchers, national organizations and universities seeking to increase equity in college success outcomes by improving student experience.

Prior to her current role, she served as the Senior Director and co-PI for Urban Universities for HEALTH, a partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to increase use of data for workforce strategies that increase health equity. The project produced numerous studies and resources for university leaders.

Jennifer has a long-standing commitment to education and has authored two popular books to assist students to be successful and to develop themselves holistically in the process of becoming physicians. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Jennifer Danek, M.D.
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