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Health Sciences Faculty Equity Committee

The HS Faculty Equity Committee (FEC) was established in 2004. The committee is made up of sixteen senior faculty who represent various divisions and departments in the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and is charged with overseeing faculty equity (gender, ethnicity, and salary). FEC members are actively engaged in the annual review of faculty demographics and trends, strategic initiatives that promote faculty diversity, faculty development programs at UC San Diego, and the comprehensive review of the HS Faculty Climate Survey and make recommendations for the action plan.

HS FEC Membership

  • Vivian Reznik, M.D., M.P.H. - Committee Chair, Assistant Vice Chancellor for HS Faculty Affairs, Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine & Public Health
  • Kim Barrett, Ph.D. - Dean of Graduate Division Medicine
  • James Colbert, Pharm.D. - Professor of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Sandra Daley, M.D. - Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
  • Antonio De Maio, Ph.D. - Director of Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity (IMSD), Professor of Surgery
  • Cecilia Gutierrez, M.D. - Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health
  • Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D. - Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health
  • Elena Martinez, Ph.D. - Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health
  • Marc Norman, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry
  • Meg Richman, M.D. - Professor of Radiology
  • Andrew Ries, M.D., M.P.H. - Associate Vice Chancellor for HS Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine & Public Health
  • Cheryl Saenz, M.D. - Professor of Reproductive Medicine
  • Adriana Tremoulet, M.D. - Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D. - Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Director, Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), Professor of Pharmacology
  • Lindia Willies-Jacopo, M.D. - Assistant Dean of Diversity & Community Partnerships School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics
  • Deborah Wingard, Ph.D. - Professor of Family Medicine & Public Health

Women in Health Sciences

The Women in Health Sciences (WIHS) Planning Committee was founded in 2014. WIHS organizes two events each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. The goals of the events are to promote leadership and networking for women in academic medicine. The committee fosters fair and equitable treatment of women faculty in Health Sciences and encourages women to lead and dream the impossible dream. The Committee leadership includes Christina Sigurdson, DVM, PhD, Beth Printz, MD, PhD, Wendy Campana, PhD, Dorothy Sears, PhD, and has 33 members.

  • Promote leadership and career development among women faculty in the Health Sciences.
  • Facilitate networking of various basic research and clinical women faculty for exchanging information, and discussing the goals achieved of departmental women leadership committees.
  • Mentor women residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows to promote their development as future leaders emerging from UC San Diego Health Sciences.
  • Invite a current visionary leader in health sciences for fall and spring events.

For more information, please contact Christina Sigurdson ( 

WIHS Membership

  • Christina Sigurdson, D.V.M., Ph.D. – Committee Chair, Department of Pathology
  • Sarah Blair, M.D. – Department of Surgery
  • Cinnamon Bloss, Ph.D. – Department of Psychiatry
  • Alyssa Brzenski, M.D. – Department of Anesthesiology
  • Wendy Campana, Ph.D. – Committee Lead, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Laura Cervino, Ph.D. - Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
  • Rekha Chandrabose, M.D. – Department of Anesthesiology
  • Laura E. Crotty Alexander, M.D. – Department of Medicine
  • Sheila Crowe, M.D. – Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
  • Lisa Eyler, Ph.D. – Department of Psychiatry
  • Helane Fronek, M.D. – Physician Development Coach
  • Tracy Handel, Ph.D. – Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Suzi Hong, Ph.D. – Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
  • Heather Hofflich, D.O. – Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D. – Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology
  • Irene Litvan, M.D. - Department of Neuroscience
  • Sarah McBane, Pharm.D., C.D.E., B.C.P.S., F.C.C.P. – Skaggs School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Gita Mehta, M.D. – Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
  • Mana Parast, M.D., M.P.H. – Department of Pathology
  • Beth Printz, M.D., Ph.D. – Committee Lead, Department of Pediatrics
  • Sharon Reed, M.D. – Department of Pathology and Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Kyung (Kay) Rhee, M.D. – Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development and Community Health
  • Katherine (Meg) Richman, M.D. – Department of Radiology
  • Cheryl Saenz, M.D. – Department of Reproductive Medicine
  • Dorothy Sears, Ph.D. – Committee Lead, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Prabhleen (Sheena) Singh, M.D., M.P.H. – Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension
  • Louisa Steiger, M.D. – Department of Psychiatry
  • Deborah Spector, Ph.D. – Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, Ph.D. – Department of Ophthalmology
  • Elaine Tanaka, M.D. – VA San Diego Hospital System, Surgery
  • Doris Trauner, M.D. – Department of Neurosciences and Pediatrics
  • Karen Van Hoesen, M.D. – Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Linda Zangwill, Ph.D. – Department of Ophthalmology

Faculty Equity Advisory Committee - Health Sciences Representative

The campus Faculty Equity Advisory (FEA) Committee was established in 2008-2009, and is made up of respected faculty members appointed by the deans of their respective divisions to support UC San Diego's efforts in advancing faculty diversity and equity. FEA's provide advice, information, and training to remove barriers to faculty equity. They also work collaboratively with the AVC-Faculty, Diversity, and Engagement (FDE), deans, department chairs, and search committees to identify and encourage best practices for faculty recruitment and retention.

JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, and Professor of Pharmacology serves as the Health Sciences representative.