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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 for Academic Personnel
Professor of Family & Community Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

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

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

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

Regional Representatives

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

Western Region
LopezAna Maria Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Vice President for Health Equity & Inclusion
University of Utah Health System

Southern Region
CampbellKendall Campbell, MD, FAAFP
Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Central Region
David BrownDavid Brown, MD
Associate Dean for Health Equity & Inclusion
University of Michigan Medical School

Group Liaisons

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

Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Chair
Patrick SmithPatrick Smith, PhD
Chief Faculty Affairs Officer
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
University of Mississippi Medical Center

GSA-Committee on Student Diversity Affairs (COSDA) Chair
Jerry  YutrzenkaGerald Yutrzenka, PhD
Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Professor of Basic Biomedical Science
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

Issue-Based Representatives

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

Disability Issue-Based Representative
HavercampSusan Havercamp, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psycholog & Genetic Counseling
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center

Resident Issue-Based Representative
PatelMehul Patel, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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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