Welcome to the UCLA Department of Medicine Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of DOM EDI is to become the exemplar Department of Medicine program/center in the nation for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for students, residents, fellows and faculty in the context of scientific excellence, outstanding scholarship/innovation and the highest level of compassionate, high-quality care for our patients. To do this, we focus our efforts on open conversation, sharing ideas, data, and knowledge to build a thriving and inclusive community that fosters the success of us all.

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Our Team

Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD

Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research.

Keith Norris

Teresa Seeman, PhD

Associate Vice Chair, Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine

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Marco Hidalgo, PhD

Associate Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Medicine-Pediatrics Section

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Utibe Essien, MD, MPH

Associate Vice Chair, Department of Medicine Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Utibe Essien

Alejandra Casillas, MD, MSHS

Founder of the First-Generation Program at DGSOM

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Daniel Kozman, MD, MPH

Director of Health Equity Partnerships

Assistant Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, Medicine-Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine Section

 

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Cristina Punzalan, MPH

Program Manager

Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

RCMAR CHIME

 

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Patrick G. Frierson

Program Manager for Staff Initiatives

Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

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Moira Ann Desphy, MPH

Education Coordinator for Gender Health Education and Women in Medicine 

Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Alina Lee

Program Coordinator

Department of Medicine for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

RCMAR CHIME

 

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