We are excited to welcome you to the Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Our mission is to lead research focused on recruiting, training, and retaining a diverse healthcare workforce to advance health equity. Our amazing team of faculty, staff and students are conducting research to enhance diversity in the healthcare workforce and its impact on patients, communities and populations.

In collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, our partners include educational institutions and community organizations committed to advancing health equity. Through these partnerships, we learn more about the healthcare workforce needs unique to underserved communities and in return we provide our partners with the research expertise to enhance the diversity of their healthcare workforce.

Tonya L. Fancher, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
Associate Dean, Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement

Efrain Talamantes, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.P.M.
Co-Director, Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UH1HP29965, titled Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement for $3,750, 000.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.