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Council on Inclusion and Diversity Members


Dr. Chinelo Animalu

Chinelo Animalu, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Medical Infectious Disease

Dr. Kristen Bettin

Kristen Bettin, MD, M Ed
Assistant Dean
Clinical Curriculum

Dr. Ron Cowan

Ronald Cowan, MD PhD
Professor and Chair

Dr. Alicia Diaz-Thomas

Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD MPH
Associate Dean
Faculty Affairs 

Dr. Alexander Felix

Alexander Feliz, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director
General Surgery

Dustin Fulton, EdD

Dustin Fulton, EdD
Assistant Dean

Dr. Tangela Gipson

Tangela Gipson, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
GWIMS representative

Dr. Ashley Hambright

Ashley Hambright, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Knoxville Campus

Teresa Hartnett, EdD

Teresa Hartnett, EdD
Senior Associate Dean
Finance and Administration

Dr. Deirdre James

Deirdre James, MD
Assistant Dean
Student Affairs

Dr. Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin, PhD
Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research

Kristen McKenzie

Kristen McKenzie
COM Staff Diversity Steering Committee
CANDLE Retention Specialist, Preventive Medicine

Dr. Debo Odulana

Debo Odulana, MD MPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Chair - GME Subcommittee on DEI

Dr. Mukta Panda
Mukta Panda, MD
Assistant Dean
Well-being and Medical Education

Dr. Crystal Pourciau

Crystal Pourciau, MD MPH
Assistant Professor

Dr. Claudette Shephard

Claudette Shephard, MD
Associate Dean
Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Altha Stewart

Altha Stewart, MD
Senior Associate Dean
Community Health Engagement

Dr. Valeria Vasquez

Valeria Vasquez, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Evan Ward

Evan Ward, DHsc. PA-C
Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant

Dr. Nia Zalamea

Nia Zalamea, MD
Associate Director
Center for Multicultural and Global Health


Student and Resident Members

Savannah Bush

Elizabeth Clayton, MS

Vania Ejiofor

Paige Fairrow-Davis

Allison Falcon, MD
PGY4 – Surgery

Zoya Latif

Sneha Mittal

Jenay Powell, MD
PGY2 - Internal Medicine

Mar 2, 2023