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GDI Steering Committee


The Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Steering Committee manages the affairs of the group.

Officers include a chairperson, a chairperson-elect, an immediate-past chairperson, a group program leader, four regional representatives, an AAMC Board of Directors (BOD) liaison, a Council of Deans (COD) liaison, a chair or designee of a AAMC member community, the GSA Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA) chair, and four issue-based representatives.

Joan ReedeJoan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean, Diversity and Community Partnership
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Ed Callahan Edward J. Callahan, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Past Chair
lmcdougle_thumbLeon McDougle, MD, MPH
Chief Diversity Officer
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center

Director of Constituent Engagement
LautenbergerDiana Lautenberger, MAT
Director, Constituent Engagement
Association of American Medical Colleges

Regional Representatives

Central Region
Will RossWill Ray Ross, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Diversity
Professor of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Northeast Region
Adam AponteAdam Aponte, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine

Southern Region
Cheryl BrewsterCheryl Brewster, EdD
Assistant Dean for Diversity
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Western Region
Renee NavarroJ. Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD
Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Outreach
Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Group Liaisons

Council of Deans (COD)
ColonEdgar Colon, MD
University of Puerto Rico

Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Chair-Elect
Patrick SmithPatrick O. Smith, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
University of Mississippi Medical Center

GSA-Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Chair
Jerry  YutrzenkaGerald J. Yutrzenka, PhD
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor, Basic Biomed. Sci.
Director INMED Satellite Office/ASSP/Pre-Med Advisor
Sanford School of Medicine University of South Dakota

Issue-based Representatives

Teaching Hospital Issue-Based Representative
Kirk CalhounKirk A. Calhoun, MD
University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

LGBT Issue-Based Representative
PotterJennifer Potter, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard School of Medicine

Disability Issue-Based Representative
HavercampSusan M. Havercamp, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Genetic Counseling
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center

Resident Issue-Based Representative
PatelMehul Patel, MD
Howard University Hospital
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Save the Date

GDI and GWIMS Professional Development Conference
May 4-7, 2017
Westin Missions Hills, Palm Springs, Calif.

GDI Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

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GDI Membership Brochure

GDI brochure

This brochure includes the Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) mission, purpose, national priorities, and definition information.


The GDI is concentrating on outreach to other AAMC member communities to discuss and implement collaborations that improve the advancement of diversity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences.

Past GDI Steering Committee Members

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