Inclusive Innovation Initiative

A Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) based academic-community partnership

(coming spring 2024)

Featured Program:

Baltimore COLLAB

Rallying faculty, staff, and students to support community innovators in transforming what matters to them.

Featured Program:

iVR Lab

Enhancing health outcomes by supporting business, STEM education, veterans, medical applications, and workforce competitiveness.

Featured Program:

Healthtech Bunker

Uniting clinicians, researchers, and community innovators to Spark and deploy ingenious support for servicemembers, veterans, and their families. (Summer 2024)

Featured Partners

Welcome from the Managing Director

Adler Archer, J.D.

    We’re on a mission to create a dynamic and all-encompassing innovation environment where people from all walks of life can unleash their creative talents and instigate meaningful change not only within their communities but also on a broader scale. Our commitment to dismantling the obstacles that hinder individuals in unwavering. Our ultimate goal is to empower individuals to channel their creativity, fostering a brighter and more inclusive future for all.

    Adler Archer, J.D.

    Managing Director and Biomedical Scientist

      About Us

      The Johns Hopkins Inclusive Innovation Initiative (i3) is an academic-community partnership based in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID). Our core mission revolves around mobilizing the resources of Johns Hopkins University, including its faculty, staff, and students, along with counterparts from other academic institutions, to actively engage with and support local communities. These vibrant partnerships fuel i3, allowing us to jointly develop impactful projects and programs that contribute to the growth and enrichment of diverse communities. Join us, won’t you? Please email for more information.

      Leadership Team

      Adler Archer, JD

      Managing Director

      Inclusive Innovation Initiative

      Rick Milter, PhD

      Co-Director, Baltimore COLLAB

      Professor, Carey Business School

      Youseph Yazdi, PhD

      Senior Advisor, Innovation & Impact

      Executive Director, CBID

      Darlene Saporu, PhD

      Senior Advisor, Inclusive Excellence

      Assistant Dean for DEI @ WSE

      Linda Durnell, PhD

      Deputy Director, Strategic Communications

      Director, iVR Labs

      Alisha Sparks, MS

      Special Advisor, STEM Outreach

      Interim Executive Director, JHU Center for Education Outreach

      Harold Lehmann, MD, PhD

      Special Advisor, Biomedical Informatics

      Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

      Lindsay Thompson, PhD

      Co-Director, Baltimore COLLAB

      Professor, Carey Business School

      Affiliated Researchers

      Brandon Birkhead, MD,


      Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

      Suntae Kim, PhD

      Assistant Professor

      Carey Business School

      Luis Quintero, PhD

      Assistant Professor

      Carey Business School

      Seydina Falls, MBA

      Senior Lecturer

      Carey Business School

      Anthony Evans

      Senior Communications Specialist

      Justin English

      Undergraduate Student

      Georgetown University

      James Calvin, PhD


      Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

      Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, PhD

      Associate Professor

      Carey Business School

      Youssef Abubaker, MS

      Data Scientist

      Federal Government

      Tonee Lawson, MS

      Founder & Executive Director

      The Be. Org

      Brianna Gist

      Faculty Research Specialist

      Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS)

      Ishir Sharma

      Undergraduate Student

      Johns Hopkins University

      Shelby Forbes, PhD 

      Department of Social Medicine

      University of North Carolina

      Clara FangFang Ma, PhD

      Adjunct Instructor

      Carey Business School

      Yolanda Christophe, MBA


      Morgan State University

      Debrorah Lee, MS

      Director of Special Projects

      Massachusetts General Hospital

      Mac McComas

      Senior Program Manager

      21st Century Cities

      Amy Haufler, PhD

      Sr Human Machine Scientist

      Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

      Kebreten Manaye, MD

      Professor and Chair

      Howard College of Medicine

      Max Ghenis, MS

      Co-founder and CEO

      Policy Engine

      Leigh McCormack, MS

      Co-Founder & CEO

      Platypus Health

      Adil Eastwood

      Undergraduate Student

      George Washington University