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DEI Leadership Team

Meet our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team! Drs. Lawlis and Risch are our faculty Co-Directors and Drs. Rickman and Thompson are our trainee Co-Directors. Together, these physicians bring national expertise and visionary leadership to our department's Office of DEI, grounded by a deep commitment to transparency, meaningful work, and objective outcomes.      

DEI Mission Statement: Together, we are committed to pursuing and celebrating diversity by increasing the outreach, recruitment, retention and advancement of traditionally underrepresented communities in medicine. We aim to nurture equity and foster a culture of inclusiveness, openness, understanding, and well-being for ourselves, our patients, our colleagues, and our community.

Shauna Lawlis, MD

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Amber Thompson, MD, PGY-3


Monica Herrera Rickman, MD, PGY-3


Elizabeth Risch, PhD