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

    Ana Nunez, MD, Administrator Vice Dean of DEI, Medical School ODEI

    Andrea Westby, MD, Faculty Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

    Anjali Goel, MD, MPH, Faculty Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

    Carolina Sandoval- Garcia, MD, Faculty Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

    Catherine Bendel, MD, Faculty Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    Cuong Pham, MD, Faculty Assistant Professor, Medicine

    David Hamlar, MD, DDS, Faculty Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

    David Darrow, MD, MPH, Faculty Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

    Eduardo Miguel Medina, MD, Faculty Adjunct Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

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

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

    Katie Lingras, PhD, LP, Faculty Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Chair (Elected 2022)

    Kumar Belani, MD, Faculty Professor, Anesthesiology

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

    Michelle Allen, MD, MS, Faculty Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

    Miguel Fiol, MD, Faculty Associate Professor, Neurology

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

    Ricardo Battaglino, PhD, Faculty Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

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

    Selma Carlson, MD, Faculty Assistant Professor, Medicine

    Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSC, AGAF, Faculty Associate Professor, Medicine

    Sima Patel, MD, Faculty Assistant Professor, Neurology

    Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, Faculty Professor, Medicine

    Aaron Corfield, MD, Faculty Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Andrea DreyFuss, Faculty Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Briana Motely Partee, PT, DPT, Faculty Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine

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

  • Staff

    Alejandra Watkins-Melgarejo, Staff Program Associate, Emergency Medicine

    Alyssa Dindorf, Staff Marketing and Communication Specialist, Medical School Dean Office, Duluth

    Dimple Patel, Staff Associate, Dean Admissions

    Gina Finical, Staff Coordinator, Pediatrics

    Ismahan Abdi, Staff Division Administrator, Pediatrics

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

    Maikha Xiong, Staff Executive Administrative and Office Specialist, Rehabilitation Medicine

    Mehnca Dahnkuam, Staff Program Specialist, Pediatrics

    Michon Peterson, Staff Admin. Cnst/Analyst, Medicine

    Shivjot Singh, Staff Research Professional, Pediatriacs

    Urszula Parfieniuk, Staff Pre-Award Grant and Research Comm. Coordinator, Family Medicine and Community Health

    Dia Yang, MS Staff Project Manager, ODEI (Admin. Support)

    Liz Sopdie, PhD, Staff Director, Rural Physician Associate Program

  • Students

    Anam Hasan, Medical Student MS3 - Twin Cities

    Gerardo Ramirez, Medical Student MS2- Twin Cities

    Koushik Paul, Medical Student MS2 - Duluth

    Michael Schroeder-Toya, Medical Student MS4 - Duluth

    Mikael Mir, Medical Student MS3 - Duluth

    Sally Jeon, Medical Student MS3 - Twin Cities

    Anwei Gwan, MD, MPH, MS Resident Resident Physician