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PHS EDI Committee

Melissa Watt, PhD

Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Director 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. 

RECRUITMENT

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

Lindsey Potter, MPH, PhD

Research Instructor, CPS Division

Subcommittee Chair

Anthony Ariotti

Study Coordinator

Nasser Sharareh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, HSIR Division

Marcie Leek, MPA

Academic Program Manager

SUPPORT & RETENTION

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

Amir Lueth

PhD Student

Sheetal Hardikar, PhD, MBBS

Assistant Professor, CPS Division

Lindsay Collin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

EDUCATION

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

Fernando Wilson, PhD

Professor, HSIR Division

Subcommittee Chair

Jordan King, PharmD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, HSIR Division

Jonathan Chipman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Division

Karina Pritchett

Academic Program Manager

POLICY

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

Ben Haaland, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics Division

Cho Lam, PhD

Research Associate Professor, HSIR Division

Jincheng Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Division

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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

Chelsey Schlechter, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, HSIR Division

Kayleigh Lawson-Michod

PhD Student

Rachel McCarty

PhD Student