Dr. Valantine joined our board of directors in April 2021. She is a nationally recognized pioneer in her field, with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, patents, and sustained NIH funding. For the past seven years, she has served as the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity overseeing NIH efforts to increase diversity in biomedical research. In 2020, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for both her pioneering research in organ transplantation and workforce diversity.
Since 1987, she has been a Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine, rising to full Professor of Medicine in 2000, and becoming the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership, in 2004. She pursued a data-driven transformative approach to this work, receiving the NIH director’s pathfinder award. Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director, recruited her in 2014 as the inaugural NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce diversity, and as a tenured investigator in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s intramural research program where she established the laboratory of transplantation genomics. Hannah received her M.B.B.S. degree from London University, cardiology fellowship at Stanford, and Doctor of Medicine from London University.