At Baylor College of Medicine, we believe that diversity, respect and inclusiveness create the best environment for academic excellence and workplace culture. Our values of respect, integrity, innovation, teamwork and excellence are core to continuing to have a respectful and inclusive environment at Baylor College of Medicine. This also allows us to strengthen our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity and ensuring a broader perspective.

In November 2016, a new Inclusion and Excellence Council was announced. Council members are made up of faculty, staff and trainees from throughout the institution. The purpose of the Inclusion and Excellence Council is to establish a body that will support Baylor’s institutional diversity and inclusion goals and serve in an advisory capacity to the Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity who will serve as the Chair of the Council. The Council will work to maximize the engagement of people throughout the Baylor Community who share our passion for inclusion, diversity and equity. 

The Inclusion and Excellence Council is comprised of twenty-five voting members including the “Council” Chair, fourteen faculty, at least two administrative staff members, two postdoctoral trainees, two residents and four students. Send your thoughts and suggestions on ways to enhance inclusion and excellence at Baylor by emailing them to  institutionaldiversity@bcm.edu.

Inclusion and Excellence Council Members

Name

Position

Membership Year

Title

Department

Toi Harris, M.D.

Chair

2019-2021

Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Katherine Holtman, B.S.

Member (Administrative Staff)

2019-2021

Senior Project Coordinator

Office of Communications and Community Outreach

Cassandra Shorter, B.S.

Member (Administrative Staff)

2019-2021

Academic Administrator

Pediatrics

Roger Nicome, M.D.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Associate Professor

Pediatrics

Jose Perez III, M.D.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Ashutosh Wali, M.B.B.S.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Professor

Anesthesiology

Titilopemi Aina, M.D., M.P.H.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2018-2020

Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology

Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, M.D., M.P.H.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

Michelle Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Radiation Oncology

Isabel Valdez, M.P.A.S.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Instructor/Physician Assistant

Family and Community Medicine

Phillip Bowden, M.S.N.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2018-2020

Instructor

Surgery

Michael Kauth, Ph.D.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Rachel Fein, Ph.D., M.Ed.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

Stacy Lloyd, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Member (At-Large Faculty)

2019-2021

Instructor

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Efua Leke, M.D.

Member (Faculty Senate)

2018-2020

Assistant Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tamara Ortiz-Perez, M.D.

Member (Faculty Senate)

2019-2021

Associate Professor

Radiology

Jeffrey Starke, M.D.

Member (Faculty Senate)

2019-2021

Professor

Pediatrics

Kenneth Barning, M.B.,Ch.B.

Member (Faculty Senate)

2018-2020

Assistant Professor

Family and Community Medicine

Christopher Wong, B.A., B.S.

Member (Student)

2019-2020

Student

School of Medicine

Hongan Chen, B.S.

Member (Student)

2019-2020

Student

School of Medicine

Jonathon Duffy, B.S.

Member (Student)

2019-2020

Student

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Bailey Martin-Giacalone, B.S.

Member (Student)

2019-2020

Student

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Sara Moufarrij, M.D.

Member (Trainee)

2019-2020

Resident

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Joshua Muñiz, M.D.

Member (Trainee)

2019-2020

Resident

Medicine & Pediatrics

Timothy Farinholt, Ph.D.

Member (Trainee)

2019-2020

Postdoctoral Associate

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Elda Rueda, Ph.D.

Member (Trainee)

2019-2020

Postdoctoral Associate

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Ex Officio Members

Name

Position

Membership Year

Title

Department

Judi Coleman, B.B.A., B.A.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Academic Administrator

Molecular and  Human Genetics

Dima Jaraki, B.S.

Ex-Officio

2019-2020

Student

School of Medicine

Jacqunae Mays, B.S.

Ex-Officio

2019-2020

Student

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anne Gill, Dr.P.H., M.S.N.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Associate Professor

Pediatrics

Bonnie Weisman, J.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Executive Human Resources Director

Human Resources

Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, M.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Associate Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jean Raphael, M.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Associate Professor

Pediatrics

Stephanie Sherman, M.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Emily Bowden, M.D., M.P.H.

Ex-Officio

2019-2020

Resident

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Olutoyin Olutoye, M.B.,Ch.B.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Professor

Anesthesiology

Kjersti Aagaard, M.D., Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Susan Gillespie, M.D., Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Associate Professor

 

Pediatrics

Krista Defalco, M.B.A., M.H.A.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

MD/PhD Administrative Operations Director

Medical Scientist Training Program

Aimee Gardner, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Associate Professor

School of Health Professions

Antonie Rice, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

Frederick Pereira, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Associate Professor

Huffington Center On Aging

Debra Murray, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Instructor

Molecular and Human Genetics

Margaret Nosek, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2021

Professor

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Cory Massey, Ph.D.

Ex-Officio

2019-2020

Postdoctoral Associate

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Administrators

Name

Position

Title

Department

Lily Shih, B.B.A.

Administrator

Associate Provost and Executive Director

Office of the Provost

Mikiba Morehead, M.A.

Administrator

Title IX and Disability Director

Office of the Provost

Nancy Moreno, Ph.D.

Administrator

Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Institutional Research

Office of the Provost

William Thomson, Ph.D.

Administrator

Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs

Office of the Provost

Erik Malmberg, Ph.D., J.D.

Administrator

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Director

Office of the Provost