Sharif Braxton is the Executive Director of Medina Community Clinic. In this capacity, Sharif is responsible for the overall leadership, management and planning for the organization. Sharif brings to the Medina 7 years of public health and health care experience.
Prior to joining Medina, Sharif has held multiple positions focused on the development, implementation and monitoring of equity-based health programs, social determinants of health and reduction in health disparities. These positions include Health Services Program Coordinator with the Maryland State Health Department, Research Supervisor and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Research Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Research Program Assistant at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Sharif works primarily in the area of prevention, treatment and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and HIV/AIDS as well as primary care, case management and community health.
Sharif has worked to develop and design linkage/referral and education programs utilizing evidence-based practices including: a referral process to link low income uninsured/underinsured individuals to dental services, an Advisory Group of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) providers to create community supports in order to improve participation in and completion of CDSMPs, the first systematic partnership between pediatricians, school nurses and families in order to improve management of pediatric asthma patients through enhanced information sharing, parental engagement and linkage to a remote patient-monitoring program in collaboration with the local County Hospital. The key to these successes lies in multi-sector community partnerships.
Sharif holds a BA in Public Health Studies, with concentrations in Social Sciences and Infectious Diseases from Johns Hopkins University.