Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mission Statement:

The George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine’s section on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is committed to developing, nurturing, and celebrating a rich and inclusive culture of diversity among our staff, residents, students, and patients. We strive to combat inequity and promote social justice through continuous education, dialogue, and continuous review of the department. We believe that by addressing the impacts of implicit and explicit bias, while perpetuating a welcoming environment, we will further enhance our department’s exceptional patient care.

The 4 pillars of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section are:  

  1. Culture and Allyship
  2. Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Education
  3. Faculty and resident development recruitment and retention
  4. Scholarship

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Faculty

Damali Nakitende

Damali Nakitende
Section Chair
Assistant Professor

Sonal Batra

Sonal Batra
Associate Professor

Janice Blanchard, MD

Janice Blanchard
Professor

Keith Boniface

Keith Boniface
Chief, Section of Emergency Ultrasound  
Professor

Amy Caggiula

Amy Caggiula
Assistant Professor

Marcus Davis

Marcus Davis
Assistant Professor

Steven Davis

Steven Davis
Associate Professor

Sarah Frasure

Sarah Frasure
Assistant Professor
 

Lia Losonczy, MD, MPH

Lia Losonczy
Assistant Professor

Raymond Lucas

Raymond Lucas
Professor

Tenagne Haile-Mariam

Tenagne Haile-Mariam
Associate Professor

Ali Pourmand

Ali Pourmand
Associate Site Director, UMC
Professor

Natasha Powell

Natasha Powell
Assistant Professor

Colleen Roche

Colleen Roche
Assistant Professor

James Scott

James Scott
Professor

Robert Shesser, MD, MPH

Robert Shesser
Professor

Larissa Unruh

Larissa Unruh
Professor

Marcee Wilder

Marcee Wilder
Professor


Please contact DEI for more information at emeddeiadmin@mfa.gwu.edu