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Jovonni Spinner

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Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Officer, American Institute of Physics  

Spinner oversees AIP’s efforts to lead the physical sciences community toward an impactful understanding of how to be more welcoming to and supportive of diverse physical scientists throughout their careers.

Prior to joining AIP, Spinner was associate director for outreach and communications for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. Her other past work includes the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Program Office.

Spinner is a public health adjunct professor, serves on nonprofit boards, and is active in her community creating programs to build the public health workforce and mentoring early-career professionals. Her degrees include a doctorate in public health from Morgan State University, a master’s degree in public health from Emory University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.