Branch Chief, Special Emphasis Programs
Dawn M. Wayman is a graduate of Morgan State University and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Master of Health Science degree in Epidemiology, respectively. Ms. Wayman began her federal career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a research coordinator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). There she worked with a team who researched physicians and nurses use of genomics and race in clinical decision making. In 2013, Ms. Wayman was selected to participate in the NIH Management Intern Program, a highly competitive program that offers a few outstanding NIH employees the two-year opportunity to rotate through different administrative career fields, gain invaluable insight into the NIH, and develop a vital network of administrative professionals across NIH. Upon completing the program, she served as a management analyst and HR Liaison at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). In 2017, Ms. Wayman joined the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as a Diversity and Inclusion Strategist. In this role, Ms. Wayman serves as a consultant to multiple Institutes and Centers providing assistance to them in developing and executing their representational diversity and inclusion strategies.
Outside of work, Ms. Wayman enjoys spending time with family, listening to live music, writing, and baking.