Denice Cora-Bramble

Chief Diversity Officer
Children’s National Medical Center

Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA is the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Children’s National Hospital in the District of Columbia. In this role she leads Children’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Program and oversees the execution of the DEI vision and strategic plan. Over the past 18 years, she held leadership positions at Children’s and after an 8-year tenure, Dr. Cora-Bramble recently retired from her position as Chief Medical Officer of Ambulatory and Community Health Services. She is the first African American and first woman to assume this executive clinical leadership position in Children’s 150-year history.

After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree at George Washington University Dr. Cora-Bramble completed her medical and pediatric residency training at Howard University and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University.  Her professional development also included a three-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership fellowship. Dr. Cora-Bramble held several leadership positions at the George Washington University Medical Center and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Cora-Bramble is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is the recipient of the highest national honor in community pediatric education, the Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Pediatric Community Teaching Award. In 2016 she was recognized by the Washington Business Journal with a “Woman Who Means Business” Award. In 2017, she was selected by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington’s “Most Powerful Women”.

In 2019, Dr. Cora-Bramble was awarded the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Award by the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Center for Faculty Excellence in recognition of her significant achievements in the field of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Cora-Bramble, an Afro-Latina, was featured in the book Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine, as one of 100 of the most prominent historical and contemporary Black women physicians in the US. Most recently, she was selected by the Latino Leaders magazine as one of 100 Most Influential Latinas in 2021.