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
  • Trainees
  • 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

    Marie-Claire Buckley, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

    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

    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

    Mumtaz (Taj) Mustapha, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

    Cuong Pham, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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

  • Staff

    Ismahan Abdi, Department of Pediatrics

    James Cooper, Minority Affairs and Diversity

    Carolina Fernandez Branson, Department of Medicine

    Jacob Hanson, Department of Neurosurgery

    Kait Macheledt, Center for Women in Medicine and Science; Office of Faculty Affairs

    Ravi Maisuria, (Vice Chair), Researcher, Schulze Diabetes Institute, Department of Surgery

    Zelealem Mekuria, Office of Faculty Affairs

    Taisha Mikell, Admissions

    Urszula Parfieniuk, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

    Dimple Patel, Admissions

    Michon Peterson, Department of Medicine

    Mary Tate, Minority Affairs and Diversity

    Maikha Xiong, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Students

    Jade Cohen

    Anisa Suleiman

  • Trainees

    Matthew Bobel, Department of Surgery

    Katy Miller, Department of Pediatrics

    Paula Rote, Department of Medicine

    Melissa Simone, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    Viviane Tchonang Leuche, Department of Pediatrics