Marisela Gomez is a community activist, author, public health professional, and physician. She received a BS and MS from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; and a PhD, MD, and MPH from Johns Hopkins University. Of Afro-Latina ancestry, she has spent more than 20 years in Baltimore involved in social justice activism and community building/health research and practice. She is the author of the 2015 book Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore. A mindfulness practitioner in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, she facilitates mindfulness retreats for activists and people of color. She blogs at HuffPost and on the intersection of wisdom, justice, and mindfulness.

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This profile was last updated on September 26, 2023

Mind & Life Connections


2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Geopolitics of the Other

Moderators: William Waldron
Panel: Marisela Gomez, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Michael Onyebuchi Eze, William Waldron

2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Taking Care of Social Justice: Outside and In

Marisela Gomez

Topics: Body-based Practices | Social Change