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 Ph.D., 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.

This profile was last updated on June 1, 2018

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