2017-2018 Committee Members

UC Davis Health's Vice Chancellor and Dean’s Advisory Committee on Women in Academic Medicine and Health Sciences is the primary advisory body for the Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing on matters of women faculty.

The advisory committee advises and provides recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, the Deans of the School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the Director of the Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Program, to help plan, develop, implement, improve, and refine efforts toward meaningful initiatives within the health system that pertain to women faculty in health sciences, including the School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the UC Davis Medical Center, and the Practice Management Group.

Standing Members

Amparo Villablanca, M.D.
Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Director
Professor and Lazda Endowed Chair, Women's Cardiovascular Medicine
Director and Founder, Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program
Associate Director, Women's Center for Health
Director, Hormones and Atherosclerosis Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine

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Lydia Howell, M.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
WIMHS Senior Advisor and Founder

Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.
Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Co-Director
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S.
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, M.D.
UC Davis American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Advisor
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Sandhya Venugopal, M.D.
ELAM Fellow 2017-2018
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program
Director, Heart Station/ECG Laboratory
Department of Internal Medicine

L. Elaine Waetjen, M.D.
BIRCWH Leader
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Adrienne Lawson-Thompson, Ed.D.
Director, Institutional Culture, Climate and Community Engagement
Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Shannon Suo, M.D., DFAPA
2017-2018 WIMHS Scholar
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Director, UC Davis Schools of Health Mentoring Academy
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Members At-Large

Rachel Elise Bent
2017 AMWA Co-President
UC Davis School of Medicine
WIMHS Senior Advisor and Founder

Jessica Terell
2017 AMWA Co-President
UC Davis School of Medicine
M.D. Candidate Class of 2020

Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Practice Management Board Member

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Representative
Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Nirmala Hariharan, Ph.D.
Basic Science Junior Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Emilie Bhe, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Associate Residency Training Director
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Olivia Campa, M.D.
UC Davis School of Medicine
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine

Marcia Unger, M.D., M.P.H
UC Davis School of Medicine
Resident, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Ex-Officio Members

Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Terri Harvath, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Associate Dean for Academics
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing