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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.

Ed CallahanEdward Callahan, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family & Community Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Assistant: Neelam Chandra

Renee NavarroJ. Renee Navarro, M.D, PharmD
Vice Chancellor of Diversity & Outreach
Professor, Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Assistant: Andrelyn Rivera

Past Chair
Joan ReedeJoan Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A.
Dean of Diversity & Community Partnership
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant: Althea Roach Thomas

AAMC Director
AmadorJuan Amador, CAE
Director, Constituent Engagement
Association of American Medical Colleges
Assistant: Stephany Aguilar

Regional Representatives

Central Region Representative
David BrownDavid Brown, M.D.
Associate Dean for Health Equity & Inclusion
University of Michigan Medical School
Assistant: Peggy Wright

Northeast Region Representative
BarryLinda Barry, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Multicultural & Community Affairs
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Southern Region Representative
CampbellKendall Campbell, M.D., FAAFP
Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
Assistant: Emily Dixon

Western Region Representative
MurrainVictoria Murrain, D.O.
Deputy Dean, Diversity & Inclusion
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and
Assistant Designated Institutional Official, South Campus
Associate Professor, FCM
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Assistant: Christina Renteria

Group Liaisons

Council of Deans Liaison
StantonBonita F. Stanton, M.D.
Founding Dean
President, Academic Enterprise, Hackensack-Meridian Health
Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Assistant: Judith Clarke

Group on Faculty Affairs Liaison
LynessJeffrey Lyness, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Assistant: Laura Francz

GSA Committee on Student Diversity Affairs Liaison
PalermoAnn-Gel S. Palermo, M.P.H., DrPH
Assoc. Dean for Diversity & Inclusion- Biomedical Education
Associate Director of Operations, CMCA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sanford School of Medicine

Issue-Based Representatives

LGBT Issue-Based Representative
NunezAna E. Núñez, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Drexel University College of Medicine
Assistant: Winnie Jones

Disability Issue-Based Representative
OkanlamiFeranmi O. Okanlami, M.S., M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Michigan Medical School
Assistant: Kristin Wright

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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