Diversity Promotion

Responsible for developing and implementing policy to ensure representation of individuals of diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to: race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity) at all levels of the Society-from Council to representation at the annual meeting.


Lara Dugas, PhD (Chair)

Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Jimmy Efird, PhD

Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Maryam Jernigan, PhD

Yale University, New Haven CT

Jung Han Kim, PhD

Marshall University School Of Medicine, Huntington, WV

Punima Sangal, MD

Baromatrix, LLC, Carlisle, MA

Lovoria B. Williams, PhD, APRN-BC (Chair)

Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA

Zhiping Yu, PhD

Weight Watchers, New York, NY

Michelle Cardel, PhD (Early-Career Representative)

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Mary Ellen Harper, PhD, FTOS (Council Liaison)

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

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