The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to a culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) for our faculty, staff, trainees, students, and, most importantly, the patients we serve. Our Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) leads the charge by identifying and addressing areas of need, including enhanced education in cultural psychiatry, evaluation and improvement in our recruitment and retention strategies for those who are underrepresented in medicine (URM), and support and promotion of health equity research.
Our focus areas
Recruitment and retention
Our aim is to enhance the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff and trainees by cultivating a diverse pipeline, funding visiting clerkships, promoting mentor opportunities and much more.
Research and publications
Our faculty and residents are leaders in JEDI research, including cultural psychiatry, social determinants of mental health, and immigrant and refugee mental health, to name a few.
In the community
Sacramento is one of the most ethnically diverse and integrated metropolitan areas in the country. Our department has long recognized the importance of providing culturally relevant care through its commitment to cultural psychiatry training. As a result, UC Davis psychiatry residents receive robust training in working with diverse and marginalized patients across a variety of treatment settings at UC Davis and Sacramento county.
Diversity partners and resources
Here are some of the partners we work with in achieving our diversity goals:
Upcoming JEDI events
The Diversity Advisory Committee organizes quarterly film screenings and facilitates discussions with experts on JEDI topics. We also promote other diversity-related events that are offered around the health campus.
Program gives residents and medical students opportunities to work with immigrant and refugee populations
Our Global Mental Health Program provides educational and research opportunities for medical students, residents, and faculty interested in mental health in international settings. The educational component of the program includes lectures and hands-on opportunities to work in international or local settings with immigrant and refugee populations.Learn more