Diversity and Inclusion

UT Southwestern strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. We reflect the many cultures and perspectives that enable us to reach our full potential while using our individuality to deliver excellence in health care, education, and research.

The Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern is equally committed to efforts promoting diversity and inclusion to enhance the quality of our educational programs, research, and patient care through new and ongoing initiatives

DEI Committee:

  • Dr. Rebecca Vasquez (Chair)
  • Dr. Jennifer Gill
  • Dr. Donald Glass II
  • Dr. Tamia Harris-Tryon

Resident Education

  • Resident education in skin of color
  • DEI topics incorporated into Grand Rounds and Journal Club
  • Skin of Color Program - Coming soon!
  • Annual MLK Visiting Professor – starting January 2023!

Community Building

Programs for Current and Future Medical Students

  • Skin of Color Clerkship
  • Visiting Medical Student Rotation Scholarship - Coming soon!
  • Future Doctor Pathway Program


  • Mentorship and career guidance from any of our attendings, and specifically those in our department with a particular focus in diversity and inclusion
  • Periodic lectures and events with SNMA (Student National Medical Association) and LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association)

Diversity Champion Highlights

Participation in the:

Research highlights (Gender, LGBTQ, Skin of Color, Health Disparities, Workforce diversity, etc.)


Vasquez R, Pandya AG. Successful mentoring of women. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2019 Aug 8;6(1):61-62. PMID: 32025562; PMCID: PMC6997818.

Carr CL, Rivera S, Jetelina KK, Mauskar M. Healthcare worker knowledge and opinion regarding intimate partner violence screening in an academic dermatology clinic: a survey study. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2022 Aug 1;8(3):e025. PMID: 35928551; PMCID: PMC9345635.

Health Equity

Ogwumike E, Glass DA 2nd, Vasquez R. Incorporating Structural Competency Into Dermatologic Curricula. JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Dec 1;157(12):1516-1517. PMID: 34757406.

Skin of Color

Leung B, Lindley L, Reisch J, Glass DA 2nd, Ayoade K. Comorbidities in patients with central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: A retrospective chart review of 53 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jun 15:S0190-9622(22)00998-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35716835.

Limmer EE, Kerby E, Lies S, Limmer B, Limmer R, Teske N, Savory S, Reisch JS, Glass DA 2nd. The Keloid Area and Severity Index (KASI): an objective tool for the evaluation of keloids. Br J Dermatol. 2022 Nov;187(5):799-800. PMID: 35700059.

Workforce Diversity

Pritchett EN, Park AJ, Vasquez R. Contextualizing the Landscape of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Dermatology. JAMA Dermatol. 2022 Nov 16. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36383375.