Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA
Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan will address members of the University community at the annual fall convocation event on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
In 2013, Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan became President and CEO of The Dimock Center, the largest employer in Roxbury, Massachusetts and the second-largest health center in Boston. The Dimock Center is considered a national model of comprehensive health and human services with an emphasis on the integration of clinical and behavioral health practices, and reaches more than 17,000 people annually through comprehensive health and human services.
Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, with an MBA in Health Services. After graduation, she joined Johns Hopkins Medical Center as an Attending Physician and Instructor of Medicine and subsequently as Director of Medical Consultation Services at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
In 2007, Dr. Jordan became Chief Medical Officer for The Dimock Center. In her role, she aggressively pursued opportunities that expanded the organization’s resources and expertise. An innovative physician administrator, Dr. Jordan was responsible for the successful transition to the Electronic Medical Record system, established Dimock’s first Institutional Review Board to pave the way for research using human subjects, and in 2012 led the effort to secure a $4.9 million federal grant from HRSA (Health Resource Services Administration) to expand and transform the health center facility into a medical home.
As CEO, Dr. Jordan has played a leadership role in developing the Harvard Primary Care Center Initiative that partners academic hospitals and community health centers to transform into patient centered medical homes. Through her work with the Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Science Center, she also created an infrastructure for clinical research at Dimock, which will ensure that patients are meaningfully engaged in the creation and approval of research initiatives. Dr. Jordan’s collaborative approach has led to significant partnerships linking Dimock to world-class institutions such as The Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Partners HealthCare. Widely respected for her expertise and insight, Dr. Jordan has published articles in The New England Journal of Medicine and other sources.
In 2015 she was appointed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Planning Council Advisory Committee and the Boston Public Health Commission. In July 2016, Dr. Jordan was appointed Chair of the Massachusetts Special Commission to Study the Incorporation of Safe and Effective Pain Treatment and Prescribing Practices into the Professional Training of Students that may Prescribe Controlled Substances. In 2017, she was invited to join the Board of the RIZE Fund, a new statewide collaboration of substance use treatment providers, legislative leaders and funders dedicated to promoting and expanding strong models to combat the opioid epidemic. Dr. Jordan has also served as one of seven Governor-appointed physician members of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration. In addition, she serves on the Boards of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and The Boston Foundation, the Advisory Boards of the Kraft Center for Community Health at Partners HealthCare and the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Steering Committee for the Center for Primary Care. Dr. Jordan lives in West Roxbury with her husband and two daughters.