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.


Our faculty mentors

Our psychiatry faculty mentors collaborate with and support residents, fellows, medical students and other faculty who have an interest in careers and faculty development in psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

Francis Lu, M.D.

Areas of interest: cultural psychiatry, global mental 
health, mentoring

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S.

Areas of interest: faculty development, medical student education, cultural psychiatry, social determinants of health, refugee mental health

Alan Koike, M.D.

Areas of interest: cultural psychiatry, global mental health, community psychiatry

Ladson Hinton, M.D.

Areas of interest: geriatric psychiatry, cultural psychiatry, global mental health

J. Faye Dixon, Ph.D.

Areas of interest: ADHD

Andrés Sciolla, M.D.

Areas of interest: trauma informed care, LGBTQx mental health

Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.

Areas of interest: community psychiatry, social determinants of mental health, structural racism, social injustice in psychiatry

Puja Chadha-Hooks, M.D.

Areas of interest: diversity, equity, and inclusion, faculty development and education

Poh Choo How, M.D., Ph.D.

Areas of interest: community psychiatry, immigrant mental health, recidivism, psychotherapy

Rachel Robitz, M.D.

Areas of interest: mental and physical health needs of human trafficking survivors, community psychiatry, residency training

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UC Davis Health recognized by Forbes yet again as one of the best employers for diversity, ranking 59th amongst a list of 500 employers nationwide.

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