Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (DEIAB)





Gustavo Velásquez, MD, MPH
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility & Belonging (DEIAB) Initiative at the UCSF Center for Tuberculosis

DEIA Roadmap

The DEIAB Initiative, led by Drs. Gustavo Velásquez and Midori Kato-Maeda with the DEIAB Committee, seeks to:

  • Engage meaningfully with our community and cultivate a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging; 
  • Promote equity in research that will result in stronger partnerships and serve as an accelerant in advancing TB research domestically and worldwide; 
  • Enhance DEI through developing diverse recruitment-based practices, and methods of advancement for staff and faculty at CTB; 
  • Develop a system of accountability and visibility of DEI initiatives; 
  • Provide training and resources for faculty to serve as mentors for URM ESI and trainees; and 
  • Develop an infrastructure and mechanism to provide direct support for the career development of URM trainees and faculty.


Interested in the DEIA Committee?

Join by emailing Thea Sigerman, UC TRAC Coordinator for the Center for Tuberculosis at: [email protected]

Committee members include: Drs. Gustavo Velásquez (Chair), Midori Kato-Maeda and Elizabeth Fair (Advisors), Paul Ogongo, Chris Berger, Jon Budzik, Mohamad Dandan, with Ariana Austin, and coordinated by Thea Sigerman.