Krys Foster, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Clinical Assistant Professor; Associate Residency Program Director; Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice
Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Krys Foster is a practicing Family Physician, Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Family Medicine Residency Program Director at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She chairs her department’s Social Justice, Inclusion and Health Equity Committee (2020) and was recently appointment Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (2021). In her role, she leads efforts to increase the department’s responsiveness to issues related to diversity, and inclusion and promotes anti-racism education for faculty, staff, trainees, patients, and the surrounding community.

In addition to her clinical and administrative roles, Dr. Foster’s research and scholarship centers around medical education, women’s health, anti-racism, health disparities for vulnerable groups, and workforce diversity.

Her involvement in several professional organizations, including the National Medical Association and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, has been instrumental in her ability to use her role to further diversify the healthcare workforce and to tackle the imparity affecting minority groups.

Outside of work, she is a lover of cupcakes and procrastibaking, engages with her Peloton community, and enjoys spending time with her fiancé, friends, family and dog, Nala.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The National Center is committed to working within the Nexus of interprofessional practice and education to drive change that leads to Quadruple Aim outcomes including the creation of health equity. It is clear that implicit biases within health teams, including race, caste, and professional hierarchies, prevent full inclusion of the knowledge and experience of each team member. Implicit bias training may help raise awareness of individual biases and differential privilege and power of members of the team, but has failed to create needed culture change. This seminar highlights two family…