Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is a governance committee. The committee includes experienced faculty, staff, students, and trainees working to address the recommendations in the Diversity and Climate Expert Panel report and establish appropriate timelines for stated goals.

Committee Members

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Faculty

    Michele Allen, MD, MS, Associate Professor,  Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

    Ricardo Battaglino, PhD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

    Kumar Belani MD, (Vice Chair), Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

    Catherine Bendel, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

    Aaron Corfield, DPM, (Chair), Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Medicine

    Miguel Fiol, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

    Anjali Goel, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

    David Hamlar, MD, DDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

    Katie Lingras, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    Michael LuBrant, PhD, Assistant Professor, Program Director of Mortuary Science

    Eduardo Miguel Medina, MD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

    Elizabeth Rogers, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics

    Jordan Lewis, PhD, MSW, Professor, Family Medicine and Biobehaviroal Health, Duluth

    Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health

    Sarah Lacher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science, Duluth

    Sima Patel, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology

    Brianna Motely Partee, PT DPT, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

    Carrie Ann Terrell, MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health

    Cuong Pham, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

    Andrea Westby, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

    David Darrow, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

    Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSC, AGAF, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

  • Staff

    Alejandra Watkins-Melgarejo, Program Associate, Department of Emergency Medicine

    Alyssa Dindorf, Staff Marekting and Communication Specialist, Department of Surgery

    Dimple Patel, Staff Assiciate, Dean Admissions

    Gina Finical, Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics

    Ismahan Abdi, Staff, Division Administrator Pediatrics

    Kait Macheledt, Staff, Program Specialist Center for Women in Medicine & Science

    Liz Sopdie, Director, Rural Physician Associate Program

    Maikha Xiong, Staff, Executive Adminstrative and Office Speacialist Rehabilitation Medicine

    Mehnca Dahnkuam

    Michon Peterson, Staff,  Department of Medicine

    Shivjot Singj, Research Professional, Department of Pediatrics

    Urszula Parfieniuk, Staff, Family Medicine and Community Health

    Dia Yang, MS, Staff, Project Manager, ODEI

  • Students

    Anam Hasan

    Anisa Suleiman

    Sally Jeon