ASCI Perspectives: Wendy S. Garrett, MD, PhD – video clip

DEIC Committee member Dr. Vijay Sankaran interviewed Wendy S. Garrett, MD, PhD (view profile), recipient of the inaugural (2023) ASCI / Marian W. Ropes Award, which recognizes the significant scholarly achievements of a middle-career woman physician-scientist. Dr. Garrett is Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her work aims at understanding diseases related to perturbations in the balance between the immune system and microbiome. In this interview, Dr. Garrett discusses how the clinic-laboratory interaction informs her work, the influence of mentors, and the importance of representation and a sense of belonging within the scientific community. — Interview conducted September 2023

The following is a clip from the full interview (21 minutes).