Underrepresented in Medicine Initiative

URM Oversight Committee

Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Oversight Committee

An interprofessional URM Oversight Committee has been convened to guide the progress of the Underrepresented in Medicine Initiative work. The four Work Groups lead the development of strategies and measures for their Focus Area, while the entire Oversight Committee monitors the progress of the work and communicates with STFM members and the STFM Foundation about the work being done.


Edgar Figueroa, MD, MPH
Director of Student Health
Weill Cornell Medical College

Judy C. Washington, MD
Associate Director
Overlook Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Leadership Work Group Leader
Elizabeth H. Naumburg, MD
Associate Dean, Advising
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Mentorship Work Group Leader
Kathryn Fraser, PhD
Behavioral Medicine Coordinator
Halifax Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

Scholarship Work Group Leader
Cesar A. Gonzalez, PhD, LP, ABPP
Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency,
Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Science
Mayo Clinic

URM Faculty Pipeline Work Group Leader
Maili Velez-Dalla Tor, MD
Program Director
Emanate Health Family Medicine Residency Program

David A. Acosta, MD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges


Four URM Initiative Work Groups







Byron Jasper, MD, MPH, AAHIVS
Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program (CMMP)
Founder and Executive Director

Danielle Jones, MPH
Manager, Center for Diversity and Health Equity
American Academy of Family Physicians

Leon McCrea, II, MD, MPH
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Associate Professor, Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine
Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Drexel University College of Medicine

Staff Lead:
Emily Walters
Director of Education and Special Projects
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Mindy Householder
Development Manager
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation

Mary Theobald
Chief of Strategy and Innovation
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

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