Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team

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Isadora Avendaño
Assistant to the Vice Dean

Melanie Bonilla


Melanie Bonilla 
Program Coordinator

Eraka P. Bath, MD


Eraka P. Bath, MD 
Senior Advisor, Anti-racism Roadmap

Kathleen Brown, MD


Kathleen Brown, MD 
Assistant Dean

Daniel Kozman, MD, MPH 


Daniel Kozman, MD, MPH 
Assistant Dean

Lekha Rao


Lekha Rao, MD

Senior Advisor for Anti-racism Roadmap

David McIntosh, PhD


David McIntosh, PhD
Vice Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Julian A. McNeil, MSEd


Julian A. McNeil, MSEd  
Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Contact Information

EmailDGSOMJEDI@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone for Faculty EDI: (310) 825-2253
Phone for Student EDI: (310) 206-3217
Address: 885 Tiverton Drive, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Virtual Office Hours

Our virtual office hours are typically held on Mondays from 4-5 pm PT. 

Virtual Office Hour Information 

Committees and Task Forces

  • Dave McIntosh, Vice Dean for JEDI
  • Clarence Braddock, Executive Sponsor
  • Julian McNeil, ARR Program Manager
  • Eraka Bath, ARR Senior Advisor
  • Lekha Rao, ARR Senior Advisor

Learn about anti-racism efforts at DGSOM

  • Alejos, Juan C., Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Transplant/Cardiomyopathy Program
  • Azurdia, Diana, Director for Recruitment and Inclusion for Graduate Programs in Bioscience
  • Bath, Eraka P., Vice Chair for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • Braddock, Clarence H. III, Vice Dean for Education
  • Briggs-Malonson, Medell K., Chief of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the UCLA Hospital and Clinic System
  • Brown, Kathleen, Assistant Dean, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cagigas, Xavier E., Associate Director of the Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence (HNCE) and Co-director of the Cultural Neuropsychology Program
  • Casillas, Alejandra, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Residence in the Division of General Internal Medicine 
  • Chhetri, Dinesh K., Professor of Head and Neck Surgery
  • Dell'Angelica, Esteban C., Professor of Human Genetics and the Chair of the Biochemistry Thread for the Pre-Clerkship Medical Curriculum
  • DeNardo, Laura, Assistant Professor of Physiology
  • Deng, Sophie X., Professor in the Cornea Division at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute
  • Fisher, Stephanie S., Chief Administrative Officer at UCLA Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Flippen, Charles C. II, Professor of Neurology and Director, UCLA Neurology Residency Program
  • Frencher, Stanley K. Jr., Associate Clinical Professor of UCLA Urology, Director of Urology and Chair of Perioperative Services Department at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), and UCLA Urology Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Guerrero, Alma D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
  • Hame, Sharon L., Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hansen, Helena, interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, interim Director of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and interim Physician-in-Chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric, Professor of Psychiatry, Co-chair of Research Theme in Translational Social Science and Health Equity, and Associate Director of UCLA’s Center for Social Medicine
  • Herman, Lindsay R., Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Pediatrics at UCLA Health
  • Hewlett, Edmond, Professor and Associate Dean of Outreach and Diversity · UCLA School of Dentistry
  • Holly, Langston T., Professor and Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurosurgery
  • Jimenez, Juan C., Clinical Professor of Vascular Surgery, Vice Chair for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Department of Surgery, and Director at the UCLA Gonda Venous Center
  • Kim, Jenny J., Professor of Dermatology, Medicine, and Nutrition, and Director of Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship and Cosmetic Dermatology at the Division of Dermatology
  • Kishan, Amar U., Associate Professor, is the Vice-Chair of Clinical and Translational Research and Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service for the Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Kozman, Daniel M., Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for UCLA's Medicine-Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine training programs, and Assistant Dean, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Litwin, Mark S., Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology
  • Lopez, Ivan A., Adjunct Professor Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Inner Ear Laboratory
  • Lu, David Y., Professor of Radiological Sciences and Surgery
  • Lucero, Jennifer M., Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology Associate Dean for Admissions at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 
  • Lyons, Karen Ph.D., Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 
  • Marcus, Emilie, Executive Strategy Officer and Adjunct Professor of Biological Chemistry
  • McNeil, Julian A., Program Manager of the Anti-Racism Roadmap
  • Mona, Christine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
  • Moreno, Gerardo, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and Director of UCLA PRIME-LA (Program in Medical Education) 
  • Ng, Gladys Y., Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology
  • Nicholas, Lisa A., Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Nicholas, Susanne B., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Hypertension Specialist in the Division of Nephrology and chairs the Nephrology Racial and Health Equity Committee
  • Norris, Keith, Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, and Executive Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Papp, Jeanette C., Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics
  • Payne, Greg, Professor of Biological Chemistry
  • Perry, Natalie J., Cultural North Star Program Lead
  • Samantha Butler, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology
  • Schmitz, Dana, Advisor to the Executive Vice Dean on Special Initiatives  
  • Talton, Lynn E., Director of Bioscience Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Ward, Dawn C., Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • West, Alisha N., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, and Director of Pediatric Airway Center at UCLA
  • Wu, Lily, Professor, Pediatrics, Urology, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
  • Wyatt, Gail E., Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the UCLA Sexual Health Program, Director of the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities, Co-Director of the HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP), Co-Director of the UCLA/South African Trauma Research Training (Phodiso) Program, and Co-Director of the Tirisano Training Project

JEDI leads by department: 

  • Lucero, Jennifer M., Anesthesiology
  • Colicelli, John, Biological Chemistry
  • Beggs, Stacey, Computational Med
  • Bell, Elijah, Emergency Medicine
  • Castellon-Lopez, Yelba, Family Medicine
  • Chhetri, Dinesh K., Head & Neck
  • West, Alisha, Head & Neck
  • Dell'Angelica, Esteban C., Human Genetics
  • Papp, Jeanette C., Human Genetics
  • Norris, Keith, Medicine
  • Seeman, Teresa, Medicine
  • Lee, Sara, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
  • Butler, Samantha, Neurobiology
  • Flippen, Charles C. II, Neurology
  • Jamal, Nashid, Neurology
  • Holly, Langston T., Neurosurgery
  • Nicholas, Lisa A., Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Deng, Sophie X., Ophthalmology
  • Hame, Sharon L., Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lu, David Y., Pathology
  • Ward, Dawn C., Pathology
  • Alejos, Juan C., Pediatrics
  • Mona, Christine, Pharmacology
  • Wu, Lily, Pharmacology
  • DeNardo, Laura A., Physiology
  • Bath, Eraka P., Psychiatry
  • Venkat, Puja, Radiation Oncology
  • Xiang, Michael, Radiation Oncology
  • Brown, Kathleen, Radiology
  • Jimenez, Juan C., Surgery
  • Frencher, Stanley K. Jr., Urology

Supporting Undergraduate Medical Education

JEDI leadership works with JEDI affinity groups, EDI representatives, and faculty to support mentoring and other efforts that foster an equitable climate in medical education.

Collaborating with Graduate Medical Education

JEDI continues collaborating with graduate medical education (GME) programs to ensure a diverse and inclusive community for all trainees. Ongoing outreach efforts include partnering with the newly formed Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO) to host our annual Road to Residency Program. 

Learn About Road to Residency

The Racial Justice and Equity Staff Task Force continues to focus on the priority areas outlined in the Anti-racism Roadmap.

Anti-racism Roadmap

Student Organizations

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Medical Student Association
  • American Medical Women's Association
  • Chinese Medical Interest Group
  • Disability and Chronic Illness Group
  • First Gen Students at UCLA DGSOM
  • Health Equity Forum
  • Jewish Medical Student Association
  • Latino Medical Student Association
  • Medical Spanish Interest Group
  • Muslim Student Union
  • Minority Health Conference
  • Pride Alliance
  • Student National Medical Association
  • South Asian Medically-oriented Student Association (SAMoSA)
  • UndocuMed Students and Allies
  • Women in Surgery Interest Group

Separate Entities

  • JEDI student representatives from each class
  • Racial Justice Report Card