Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness
Johns Hopkins University
fulton, Maryland, United States
Dr. Gamaldo is a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is Medical Director of the JH Center for Sleep and Wellness and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Neurology Department. Dr. Gamaldo earned her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine, completed neurology residency training at the University of North Carolina Hospital, and became the first neurology sleep fellow at Johns Hopkins. She has worked on committees with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). For the AAN, she is vice-chair of the Joint Coordinating Council on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Disparities is a member of the Board of Directors, has served on various sleep and education committees. She is a JHU provost fellow, working closely with vice provost of faculty affairs to develop novel professional and leadership development programs for faculty across the University. Upon considering the projected shortage of sleep practitioners and the neurology pipeline, she has developed programs to involve/expose undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, post-docs, and residents, to attract the best and the brightest early on in their career. Dr. Gamaldo is a certified strengths coach and uses a strengths-based approach in her educational and professional development programs. Research interests focus on the impact of sleep on the manifestation and progression of neurologic diseases. Her activities have relied heavily on the interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborative model for conducting sleep research leveraging the diverse perspectives and expertise of a growing list of collaborators.