We are saddened, horrified and angered by the persistent racially-motivated violence and structural racism in the United States. We forcefully mourn the murders of Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery in Satilla Shores, Georgia. These brutal events occurred in the setting of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, both of which have disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minorities. Thus, We Remain:
Davey Smith, MD, MAS
- Committed to use research, clinical care and education to fight back against the structural racism and injustice that leads to the persistent violence and health and economic disparities.
- Committed to be aware of the injustice and inequality that we encounter, and will address it with all our power to do so.
- Committed to You the members of our Division. Reach out when you need us, as we remain committed to be stronger together.
Professor and ChiefConstance Benson, MD
Professor and Vice-Chief of Education Jamila K. Stockman, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice-Chief of Global Public Health Randy Taplitz, MD
Professor and Vice-Chief of Clinical Medicine Joshua Fierer, MD
Professor and Section-Chief of Infectious Diseases, Veteran Affairs John Ayers, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice-Chief of InnovationAjay Bharti, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Strategic Initiatives Darcy Wooten, MD
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Owen ClinicSanjay Mehta, MD
Associate Professor and Incoming Section-Chief of Infectious Diseases, Veteran Affairs Annie Cowell, MD
Assistant Professor and Incoming Vice-Chief of Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
University of California San Diego