Carvajal-Carmona is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. He holds the Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science and is the associate director for the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEAL) office.

Carvajal-Carmona is also the founding director of the Latinos United for Cancer Health Advancement initiative and the Center for Advancing Cancer Health Equity at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Additionally, he co-directs the Community Engagement Program at the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center.

The associate vice chancellor of the Office of Academic Diversity will play an influential role in the DEI office. The goal is to empower equity leaders and elevate the work of diverse faculty members as they solve global problems. Other priorities include supporting equitable ecosystems for student opportunity through the DEI’s Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) initiative and modeling equity and inclusion in higher education.