Director of Community Engagement & Education Hub
Dr. Anita Randolph is the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB) Community Engagement and Education (CEEd) Hub Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She is a first-generation underrepresented minority neuroscientist whose research focuses on how methamphetamine-use disorder (MUD) and alcohol-use disorder (AUD), severe neuropsychiatric disorders, respond only partially to treatment. As a neuroscientist whose community efforts synergize her educational impacts, she has made mentoring and outreach a priority amounting to more than 15 years. She has extensive experience supporting and enhancing undergraduate and graduate education through community engagement, mentoring, research, academic advising, and curriculum development. Dr. Anita Randolph has conducted outreach projects throughout the US and in Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa. She previously served as director of the Youth Engaged in Science (YES!) Initiative and is the founder of Building Everyday Alliances by Delivering Support (BEADS), which aims to make STEM more accessible to underrepresented minorities in villages, hospitals, and orphanages around the world. She is also a founder/President of Safer Space for BLM, a network of volunteer mental health providers that provides equitable services for diverse populations.