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PHS EDI Committee

Melissa Watt, PhD

Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Vice Chair of EDI chairs the EDI committee, reports on EDI to the Department Chair and Division Chiefs, and represents PHS in School of Medicine EDI Committee. 

We are always accepting new committee members from the Department of Population Health Sciences, please email us to join. 


OBJECTIVE: Recruit a diverse faculty, staff, and trainee population, and develop a pipeline for students underrepresented in population health sciences. 

Lindsey Potter, MPH, PhD

Instructor, CPS Division

Subcommittee Chair

Anthony Ariotti

PS Clinical Data Manager II

Marcie Leek, MPA

Academic Program Manager

Nasser Sharareh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, HSIR Division


OBJECTIVE: Support and retain faculty, staff, and trainees by creating a safe and equitable work environment where all individuals feel a sense of belonging. 

Rebecca Delaney, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, HSIR Division

Subcommittee Chair

Lindsay Collin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sheetal Hardikar, PhD, MBBS

Assistant Professor, CPS Division

Kirstin Beck

PS Clinical Research Coordinator

Ka-Ho Wong

PhD Student


OBJECTIVE: Train the next generation of scientists to recognize and address inequities and health disparities. 

Fernando Wilson, PhD

Professor, HSIR Division

Subcommittee Chair

Joseph Arrington, DBA, MBA

PhD Student

Jonathan Chipman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Division

Dusti Jones, PhD

Research Instructor, CPS Division

Jordan King, PharmD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, HSIR Division

Karina Pritchett

Program Manager


OBJECTIVE: Ensure that our policies are not biased and that our guiding values are clearly articulated both internally and externally. 

Megan Vanneman, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor, HSIR Division

Subcommittee Chair

Cho Lam, PhD

Research Associate Professor, HSIR Division

Shirin Saleh

PhD Student

Natasha Seliski

PhD Student

Jincheng Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Division


OBJECTIVE:  Increase local community engagement by promoting opportunities for service and action, and supporting research that engages diverse local communities.

Laurie Grieshober, MA, PhD

Research Scientist, CPS Division

Subcommittee Chair

Jazmine Abril

PhD Student

Vicky Bandera

PhD Student

Brody Gibson

PhD Student

Kandyce Keller, MPH

Study Coordinator

Kayleigh Lawson-Michod

PhD Student

Chelsey Schlechter, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, HSIR Division