Dawn Bounds appointed to UC diversity, inclusion collaborative

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uc irvine school of nursing assistant professor dawn bounds is a member of a uc system diversity and inclusion collaborativeAssistant Professor Dawn Bounds has been named a member of a UC-systemwide Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Collaborative.

The collaborative, a group of UC system DEI health sciences leaders, will work to advance the 18 recommendations of the UC Health DEI Taskforce report, Disrupting the Status Quo.

Report recommendations

Areas for action in the report include:

  • Social determinants of health: The conditions in which people are born, live, grow, work and age are shaped by distribution of power, money and resources. Unequal distribution creates avoidable differences in health status.
  • Demographic drivers: Underrepresented groups account for nearly half of California’s population, yet the state’s workforce doesn’t reflect its diversity.
  • Diversity of UC Health Sciences students, residents and faculty: Currently, nearly 60% of UC Health sciences faculty are Caucasian while 8% are from underrepresented groups.
  • Diversity improves health: Underrepresented healthcare providers are more likely to serve and practice in underserved communities, increasing access to care and education while improving outcomes.

Read more about the task force’s action plan ›

Task force members

UC Berkeley

  • Denise Herd, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science
  • Ruth Shoge, OD, MPH, FAAO, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Associate Clinical Professor

UC Davis

  • Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Faculty Development for Education and Teaching, Associate Clinical Professor
  • Karl E. Jandrey, DVM, MAS, DACVECC, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Programs
  • Henry Ton, MD, MS (co-chair), Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

UC Irvine

  • Dawn Bounds, PhD, PMHNP-BC, Assistant Professor, UCI School of Nursing
  • Sara Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH, Professor, UCI Department of Epidemiology Equity, Advisor, Associate Director, Cancer, Health Disparities & Community Engagement
  • Cheryl Wisseh, PharmD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Ursula Worsham, EdD, UCI School of Medicine Diversity Officer, Director, Admission SOM — Medical Education


  • Alina Dorian, PhD, Associate Dean of Public Health Practice and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Edmond R. Hewlett, DDS, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Robert Lucero, PhD, Professor, Mosley Endowed Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • David McIntosh, PhD, Vice Dean for Justice, Equity and Diversity Inclusion (JEDI)

UC Riverside

  • Takesha Cooper, MD, MS, Associated Clinical Professor, Health Sciences and Equity Advisor

UC San Francisco

  • Catherine Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean, Vice Dean for Education
  • Judy Martin-Holland, PhD, MPA, RN, CNS, FNP, FAAN (co-chair), Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Outreach
  • Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD (senior advisor), Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach
  • George Taylor, DMD, MPH, DrPH, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH, Vice Deans for the UCSF School of Pharmacy

UC San Diego

  • Eduardo Fricovsky, PharmD, BS, Clinical Professor, Scaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
  • Sonia Jain, PhD, Professor, San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Faculty Affairs

University of California Office of the President (UCOP)

  • Cathryn Nation, UC Vice President – Health Sciences
  • Dena Bullard, MHS, Senior Director, Health Sciences and Workforce Innovation, UC Health
  • Helen Young, MS, Graduate Medical Education Program Manager, UC Health

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2021-11-10T10:57:57-08:00September 23rd, 2021|Diversity, News|

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