Tawara Goode

About Tawara Goode

A nationally recognized leader in the field of cultural and linguistic competence, Tawara Goode is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She is the director of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) at Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) as well as the Deputy Director of the GUCCHD’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Professor Goode serves as a principal investigator for federal and private sectors/contracts focused exclusively on the development and implementation of programs and initiatives to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence and national and international recognition as a thought leader in the field. Her research interests involve the role of cultural and linguistic competence in addressing health and health care disparities among racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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