Health Equity Subcommittee

Large statues of people in the Rutter Center on the UCSF Mission Bay campus

The Diversity Committee’s Health Equity Subcommittee aims to identify areas of opportunity to promote health equity across all Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences sites.

In 2021, our group:

  • Created, distributed, and analyzed results of a survey assessing provider’s access and comfort level with using interpreter services
  • Conducted a landscape assessment to understand patient advisory boards across UCSF in order to inform recommendations for recruiting and sustaining a diverse group of representatives
  • Conducted a landscape assessment to consider how psychiatry clinics are screening for experiences of discrimination and police brutality in patients
     

Our current objectives include:

  • Developing a best practices training for how to access and utilize interpreter services
  • Present landscape assessment findings to leadership to highlight the importance of establishing a patient advisory board that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion principles across all aspects (e.g., recruiting diverse members, compensating participants, providing childcare/food)
     

Subcommittee members

Hernandez-Dimmler

Miriam Hernandez-Dimmler, PhD

Co-chair
Izenberg

Jacob Izenberg, MD

Co-chair
Ly

Jennifer Ly, PhD

Co-chair
Bassiri

Kavoos Bassiri, MFT, CGP

Chung

Sara Chung, PhD

Forsberg

Sarah Forsberg, PsyD

Margolis

Kate Margolis, PhD

Martinez

William Martinez, PhD

McCuistian

Caravella McCuistian, PhD, MA

Williams

Aya Williams