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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Child health disparities
  • Minority faculty resilience
  • Quality improvement

Education & Training

  • M.D., Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington , DC, (1976-1980)
  • M.B.A., Medical Services Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, (1999-2003)


Denice Cora-Bramble, M.D., MBA, is the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Health Services at Children’s National Hospital in the District of Columbia. In this role, she leads the tri-state clinical operations of Children's National's primary and specialty sites including specialty care locations, emergency departments, community health centers, pediatric practices, school-based health centers, mobile medical units as well as nursing services in D.C. public schools and public charter schools. She also oversees the Telehealth Program and the Clinically Integrated Network at Children’s National. 

After finishing a Bachelor of Science degree at George Washington University, Dr. Cora-Bramble completed her medical and pediatric residency training at Howard University and a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in medical services management from Johns Hopkins University. Her professional development also included a three year W.K. Kellogg Foundation Leadership fellowship. Dr. Cora-Bramble held several leadership positions at the George Washington University Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Cora-Bramble is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is the recipient of the highest national honor in community pediatric education, the Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics’ National Pediatric Community Teaching Award. In 2016, she was recognized by the Washington Business Journal with a “Woman Who Means Business” Award. She was also featured in the book Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine, as one of 100 of the most prominent historical and contemporary Black women physicians in the US. In 2017, she was selected by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington’s “Most Powerful Women.”  In 2019, she was recognized by the Washington Wizards as one of the Black History Spotlight Honorees who is making a difference in their communities.

Research & Publications