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, MD, MPH
Director, Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
Associate Dean, Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement
Interim Associate Dean, Student and Resident Diversity

Piri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN
Co-Director, Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
Assistant Clinical Professor
Co-Director Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,791,026 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.