The Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Series is a monthly series open to faculty, staff, students and community members to learn about and discuss issues critical to cultural humility, health equity and diversity and inclusion.

The 2020/2021 Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Series focuses on the social determinants of health in Sacramento and will highlight critical work of local Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in these areas.

Through the series, we strive towards building relationships through increased understanding and trust; which helps to foster an inclusive workplace.

Zoom Dialogue Series

Lung Cancer Disparities: What they are and how to end them

Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 12-1 p.m.

Please join us for the November DI Dialogue series, Lung Cancer Disparities: What they are and how to end them, guest speaker is Dr. David T. Cooke. Dr. David Tom Cooke is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is the Section Head of General Thoracic Surgery, Associate Director of Cardiothoracic Robotic Surgery, and the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Wellness for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Cooke specializes in the surgical treatment of malignant and benign lung and esophageal disease and is a national leader in robotic thoracic surgery.

Previous recordings

Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Committee

Annie Ngo Tat,

Arthur Hernandez,

Christine Bird,

Jacqueline Dyson,

Khoban Kochai (Chair),

Mercedes Piedra,

Octavio Romero, Jr.,

Shawn Hadnot (Vice Chair),

Contact us

If you have questions about the Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Series, you can contact us at:


Phone: 916-734-2926