The School of Medicine Chairs and Directors Council on Diversity (CD2) was initiated by the dean in the Spring of 2014 and charged with developing, implementing and monitoring programs to increase the culture of diversity and inclusion in faculty within the School of Medicine.

This council has developed three notable deliverables:

Staff and faculty at the 2018 Diversity Month Reception
Staff and faculty at the 2018 Diversity Month Reception

1. An annual assessment of the SOM departments' demographic metrics by gender and race to measure and continuously improve upon the success of our efforts to achieve a faculty culture of diversity and inclusion;

2. The Dean's Diversity Fund (John A. Watson Faculty Scholars) which awards up to eight grants to support activities related to our educational and scholarly missions and assist with recruitment and retention of faculty who share our commitments to diversity and service to underserved or vulnerable populations; and

3. An accountability process for chairs of departments to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic priority for Chairs and Directors.

Current Committee Members

Shelley Adler, PhD Director, UCSF Osher Center
Brian Black, PhD Director, CVRI
Claire Brindis, DrPH Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies
Carlos Corvera, MD Professor, Surgery
Brian Dolan, PhD Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences
Hana El-Samad, PhD Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Amber Fitzsimmons, PhD Chair, Physical Therapy
Paul Garcia, MD Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Michelle Guy, MD Professor, Medicine
Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Epidemilogy & Biostatistics
Amy Murtha, MD Chair, OB/Gyn
Renee Navarro, MD Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS Chair, Surgery
Mark Wilson, MD Professor, Radiology
Staff: Stephanie Belger Director of Strategic Initiatives, Dean's Office