Task Force Members





Ridwan Carim-Sanni

Guerda Fils, MS, PHR

Gui Albieri. PhD (Chair)

Diane Calderon- Villanueva, OD, FAAO

Amanda Fitzpatrick

Rochelle Kale

Quy Nguyen, OD

Shelby Leach, OD

Stephen Murray II

Susan Lee-Shareef

Steven Schwartz, OD, PhD Delaram Shirazian, OD, FAAO

Cori Robinson

Betsy Torres

Task Force Sub-Committees 1. Community Engagement (Faculty/Staff/Administration/Students): to analyze and recommend strategies related to community-building, professional development (diversity equity inclusion (DEI) training) opportunities, and diversity of faculty. Members: Shelby Leach, OD, FAAO (Chair), Guerda Fils, MS, PHR, Cori Robinson, Betsy Torres. 2. Student Diversity & Inclusion: to analyze and recommend strategies and initiatives to improve recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority (URM) students, orientation, faculty/student mentorship, and co-curricular activities. Members: Amanda Fitzpatrick (Chair); Quy H. Nguyen, OD; Diane Calderon-Villanueva, OD, FAAO; Stephen Murray II; Cori Robinson 3. Academic & Degree Programs (Curriculum): to analyze and recommend strategies that address issues of race, social determinants of health, health disparities, and communications in the curriculum; diversity of residency programs. Members: Betsy Torres (Chair); Diane Calderon, OD, FAAO; Cori Robinson; Steven Schwartz, OD, PhD. 4. Patient Care: to analyze current practices in patient communication; race, ethnicity, and cultural competency; healthcare disparities and population health. Members: Delaram Shirazian, OD, FAAO (Chair); Ridwan Carim-Sanni; Rochelle Kale; Susan Lee-Shareef.

FINAL REPORT: Task Force on Race and Equity


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