Meet Dr. Douglas

The Reframe Doctor

Dr. Frank L. Douglas, PH.D., M.D. is concerned with the negative impact of anxiety, stress, and discrimination in the workplace. His extensive education and experience allow him to speak with great insight and authority on this important topic. Dr. Douglas believes that problems can be reframed to produce better outcomes and increase personal satisfaction. Dr. Douglas is an award-winning industry veteran with three decades of experience in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Douglas holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and an M.D. from Cornell University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution and a fellowship in neuroendocrinology at the National Institutes of Health. In spite of episodes of discrimination, Dr. Douglas became the first Black to be on the board of management of a top 5 global pharmaceutical company. This makes him an excellent choice for lecturing on these revelatory topics.

Topics of Expertise

Dr. Douglas speaks to bio-pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals, medical students, corporate executives, and Universities.

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Reframing Webinar at Lehigh University

Until You Walk in My Shoes:
A Reframing Methodology to Overcome Systemic Discrimination.

In the case discussed, the students could appreciate that there can be substantive differences among the aspirational culture, the actually practiced culture, and the culture experienced by an individual in an organization.

They also used the Safe Haven Dialogues’ Equity-Inclusion Culture Matrix to reveal that an individual employee might experience different cultures, at different times, depending on the actions of the frontline manager.

They also observed that the use of the Reframing process can transform an individual from victim to motivated employee, and that clear, definitive action from upper management can rapidly impact the culture in a unit.

The session ended with the exploration of ways that the students could utilize the lessons learned for solving difficult societal problems.

NJBIA New Jersey Business & Industry Association

The fireside chat at the NJBIA DEI summit featured a very insightful discussion between Dr. Frank L. Douglas Ph.D., M.D. and moderator Jackie Lue Raia. This important chat effectively discussed elephants in the room as it related to DEI and business.

Lehigh University Distinguished Alumni Awardees
Fireside chat with Lehigh Students
Underrepresented minority physicians and medical faculty at Weill Cornell Medical School

Client Testimonials

SHD provides a much needed and innovative approach to address systemic discrimination! While I am proud of the work that I have done in healthcare and biopharma I have thought more about how it has been primarily for people at the top of the access to care pyramid. There is a lot of talk about disparities in healthcare but finding real actions outside of community based efforts is difficult.

– Peter L.

I really enjoyed the workshop. I think the interview portion went well and I felt that everyone understood the concepts. It was great going through the cases with you. I think everyone has a tendency to jump to a solution and you were great about guiding us to think more carefully about the situations before rushing to the solution. I came away with a better understanding that to truly get to the “better problem to solve”, the thoughtful review of all aspects is critical.


-There are key moments in my career when I know that how I dealt with conflict either propelled my career forward or held it back. I wish I had known about Dr. Frank L Douglas Ph.D., M.D.’s reframing process years ago. It’s not the first book about conflict resolution that I’ve read but it is the most holistic in it’s approach considering the environment, culture dynamics and more.

– Elizabeth D.

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