Healthcare Workforce

The National Hispanic Health Foundation in collaboration with the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation convened a historic meeting in 2009 to discuss the Public Health Service Act Title VII programs with respect to diversity in health professions education. Participants were charged with developing consensus policy recommendations geared toward increasing diversity in the health professions through improved administration of Title VII funds. Recommendations address pre-medical education, medical education, health professions data collection and federal policies.

Leaders :

Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
President, New York Academy of Medicine

Carolyn B. Britton, MD, MS
President, National Medical Association
 Professor of Clinical Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Gary Butts, MD
Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs
Director, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Laura Castillo-Page, PhD
Director of Research Diversity Policy and Programs, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH
Associate Professor Clinical Community Health and Preventative Medicine, Moorehouse University School of Medicine

Dale P. Dirks
President, Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington

Katherine Flores, MD
Director, UCSF-Fresno Center for Medical Research, California Area Health Education Center & Health Education Training Center

Ana Garcia, MPA
Senior Policy Associate, The New York Academy of Medicine

Jorge Alberto Girotti, PhD
Associate Dean and Director Special Curricular Programs, Director Medical College Admissions, Director Hispanic Center of Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rene A. Gonzalez
Executive Director of Student Services, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Gerald Hill, MD (invited)
President, Association of American Indian Physicians

Jean Moore, MS
Director, The Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, SUNY School of Public Health

Fernando Mendoza, MD, MPH
Associate Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine

Raymond Morales, MD/PhD Candidate
Co-President, Midwest Regional Board Latino Medical Student Organization, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Marc Nivet, EdD
Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
President, National Hispanic Health Foundation, President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Maria. L. Soto-Greene, MD
President, Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc., Professor and Vice Dean UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School

Hal Strelnick, MD
Principal Investigator, Hispanic Center for Excellence, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University

Ciro Sumaya, MD, MPHTM
Chairman, National Hispanic Medical Association, Dean, Texas A&M University Health Science Center School for Rural Public Health

Wilma Sykes-Brown, MA
President, National Association of Medical Minority Educators Inc., Assistant Dean, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine

George E. Thibault, MD
President, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

Joan Weiss
Director, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education

Beverly Williams, MS, JD
Secretary and Counsel for Diversity in Health Professions, Deputy Director, Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research, Univsersity of Pennsylvania Medical School

Jacqueline R. Wynn, MPH
Associate Director, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill