Manager, Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training

Kennedy Krieger Institute
716 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-5901

Dr. McFadden is the Manager of the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training.  Dr. McFadden has 23 years of experience with program management and coordination of conferences and meetings.  For the last 12 years, Dr. McFadden managed two CDC-funded public health leadership programs for undergraduate and graduate scholars.  Dr. McFadden has served as a mentor for over 35 undergraduate scholars.


Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
Towson University, Towson, Maryland BS Biology
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland MS Biotechnology
University of Maryland Univesity College, Adelphi, Maryland MBA Business
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD DM Management


Professional Interests:

  • Health Equity
  • Organizational change leadership and management
  • Transformative organizational change
  • Psychological dimensions of influence and the relational self

Conference Papers:

McFadden, J. and Belcher, H. (2016). Relational Self, Leadership, and Identification Influence on Follower Commitment to Transformative Change. International Leadership Association, 18th Annual Global Conference, The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership, November 2-5, 2016; platform presentation.


Belcher, H.M.E., Stone, J., McFadden, J., Hemmingson, T., Kreutzer, C., Harris, L., Wheeler, B., Van Osdel, J., Avila, M., Yorker, B., Hoffman, B., & Turner-Musa, J. (2015). Evaluating Maternal and Child Health and Leadership Competencies of Emerging MCH Leaders: The MCHC/RISE-UP Experience. Maternal Child Health Journal, 19(12), 2560-2567. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1796-9

Belcher, H.M.E., & McFadden, J. (2015). RISE: Promoting Diversity Among Public Health Professionals. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 21(4), 384-391. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000052

Belcher, H., Stone, J., McFadden, J., Harris, L., Wheeler, B., Yorker, B., Hoffman, B., Van Osdel, J.,  Hemmingson, T., & Turner-Musa, J. (2014). Promoting a Diverse Public Health Workforce through Mentoring. In Dominguez, N. & Gandert, Y. (Eds.). 7th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings:  Developmental Networks: Mentoring and Coaching at Work. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico

Belcher, H.M.E., Hairston-Fuller, T.C., & McFadden, J. (2011). How do we assess family supports and fairness in early intervention? Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 17, 36-43. doi: 10.1002/ddrr.137