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We are setting up an environment to drive change, encourage ideas, and use all of our resources to the fullest. You will find a space dedicated to the people who work there and the people who come to be inspired.

Who am I?

Yasmin Carter Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Translational Anatomy at the UMass Chan Medical School. Dr. Carter completed her Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, her Master's at the University of Manitoba, Canada and her undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol England.

Her interests focus on using anatomy as a keystone for teaching transgender healthcare content and best practices to medical students and professionals. More specifically, her work is largely focused on reducing prejudice and increasing access to healthcare for transgender people/patients. She also runs the 3D printing cluster in the Innovations Lab at UMass Chan Medical School, a ‘maker-space’ dedicated to creative and out-of-the-box thinking in medical pedagogy. Additionally, Dr. Carter conducts research in the fields of bone biology and human osteology, and personally, she believes they are the coolest part of anatomy. 

Dr. Carter currently serves on the Committee for Early Career Anatomists (CECA) of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and the Career Development Committee (CDC) of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA). Dr. Carter serves as a core anatomy faculty member in both the lab and lecture hall in the Development, Structure, and Function (DSF) course for first-year medical students. She also lectures in Anatomy for Forensic Anthropologists, at Boston University School of Medicine.

She lives with her Alaskan Mal, in the Victorian home she is currently renovating - one YouTube video at a time.