19th Annual Community Health Symposium


Lloyd B. Minor, MD
Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine


Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. With his leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health, a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that empowers people to lead healthy lives. His book, “Discovering Precision Health,” published in 2020, highlights how biomedical advances are dramatically improving our ability to treat and cure complex diseases. Dr. Minor also is a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University. With more than 160 published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders. In 2012, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated widespread health disparities in our country and underscored the urgency for addressing them. I look forward to this year’s Community Health Symposium, which will advance Stanford Medicine’s vision for equitable health care."


Alyce Adams, PhD
Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Medicine (Primary Care and Outcomes Research), Stanford Medicine


Alyce Adams, PhD is the Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor and a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, and of Medicine (Patient Centered Outcomes Research), as well as Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. Focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment outcomes, Dr. Adams' interdisciplinary research seeks to evaluate the impact of changes in drug coverage policy on access to essential medications, understand the drivers of disparities in treatment adherence among insured populations, and test strategies for maximizing the benefits of treatment outcomes while minimizing harms through informed decision-making. Prior to joining Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Adams was a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. She received her PhD in Health Policy and an MPP in Social Policy from Harvard University.

Al Richmond, MSW
Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Al Richmond, MSW is the Executive Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), and a global thought leader advocating for the increased role of communities in research and public health. In his role as Executive Director of CCPH, Al is advancing the organization’s commitment to socialjustice and health equity. His interest in research ethics and its influence on community engagement was broadened through a 2016 fellowship at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. The Residency program resulted in the creation of guidelines for the conduct of community engaged research (CEnR). In August 2017, he launched the inauguralsession, Structural Inequality: An On the Ground View. This was a highly experiential session. It provided a look through the lens of equity to develop and expand the understanding of structural and historic factors contributing to racism in America.

Al is advancing CCPH's commitment to health equity at a time of the COVID19 pandemic by serving as co-lead of the community engagement core for the Coordinating Data Collection Center, and as MPI with the North Carolina CEALProject, both funded by the National Institutes of Health. through the Rapid Accelerating Diagnostics for Underserved Populations Program.  In addition,  Al provides leadership to multiple academic research projects. Al’s leadership interest seeks to deepen CCPH’s focus in emerging issues impacting our nation including - health equity, social justice and justice.

Community Campus Partnerships for Health


Anisha I. Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford & Affiliate Faculty at UCSF


Anisha I. Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford and affiliate faculty at UCSF. She received her undergraduate, MD, and MSPH degrees from UNC-CH, completed pediatrics residency at Stanford, and was a RWJF Clinical Scholars Program fellow at UCLA where she obtained a masters in health services research. Dr. Patel’s research uses a community-based participatory approach to address racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in child health, including obesity. She is recognized for her innovative research, which highlights the need for coupling sugar-sweetened beverage intake reduction strategies with equitable access to safe drinking water. Dr. Patel’s research influenced U.S. policies that require free water access at school and childcare. She has received awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has disseminated findings widely in journals, policy briefs, toolkits, and a best-selling cookbook. She cares for pediatric patients at Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center.

Cecilia Castro
Deputy Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation


Cecilia Castro was born in Mexico and grew up in Bakersfield, California. She attended UC Santa Barbara and received a Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies and Spanish. Shortly after, Cecilia returned to the Central Valley to begin her career as an educator. However, after witnessing the startling educational inequalities in the surrounding disenfranchised communities, she felt inspired to organize and create systemic change in her own community. Now, as Deputy Director for Dolores Huerta Foundation, Ms. Castro works to organize, train, and educate community members to advocate for progressive policies to achieve educational goals that promote health and equity in schools across California. This includes advocacy for lower suspensions, expulsions, and involuntary transfers, which are currently perpetuating the school-to-prison pipeline. First and foremost, Ms. Castro works to carry out the foundation’s mission to inspire and organize community members to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

Dolores Huerta Foundation

Genoveva Islas, MPH
Program Director, Cultiva la Salud


Genoveva Islas, MPH, directs Cultiva La Salud, which works to promote healthy eating and active living through policy, system and environmental improvements in Fresno and throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Genoveva has extensive experience in obesity and chronic disease prevention. She has also managed health education and cultural and linguistic services in the medical managed care arena. She has instructed at the college level and lectured in the university system. Genoveva is a board member of Community Water Center. Genoveva was appointed by Governor Brown to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley and to the California Health Benefit Exchange board. Genoveva currently serves as an elected school board member for Fresno Unified School District. She received a Bachelor's in Health Education with an emphasis in Community Health from California State University Fresno and a Master's in Public Health from Loma Linda University.

Cultiva La Salud

Daniel E. Ho, PhD, JD
William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Associate Director for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), and Director of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab)


Daniel E. Ho, PhD, JD is the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is also Associate Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Faculty Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and is Director of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab). He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and Ph.D. from Harvard University and clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Ho previously served as president for the Society of Empirical Legal Studies and co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization.  

Stanford Law School

Analilia Garcia, DrPH, MPH
Racial & Health Equity, Workforce Development, and Planning SR Manager at Santa Clara County Public Health Department


Analilia Garcia, DrPH, MPH is the Racial & Health Equity Senior Manager at the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. She provides leadership and strategic direction for  the planning, research, coordination, facilitation, implementing and management of a diverse portfolio of department, and countywide, multi-sectoral public health initiatives, with a focus on racial and health equity, social determinants of health and community engagement. Dr. Garcia possesses over 22 years of experience in the non-profit, academic and government sectors.  Dr. Garcia completed her bachelor’s degree in Bio-Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Education at San Jose State University, and her doctorate degree in Public Health (DrPH) from the University of California, Berkeley.


Derek Ouyang, MS
Lecturer Geophysics, Stanford Earth


Derek Ouyang, MS, age 29, graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with dual Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architectural Design, and in 2015 with a Master’s in Structural Engineering and Geomechanics. He was project manager of Stanford’s first-ever entry to the U.S. DOE’s 2013 Solar Decathlon and has been featured as an up-and-coming designer in the Los Angeles Times, in Home Energy magazine’s “30 under 30”, at TEDxStanford, and at Stanford+Connects NY and Seattle. He is Co-Founder of City Systems and a Lecturer in Stanford’s Future Bay Initiative.

Stanford Future Bay Initiative

Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford School of Medicine, Faculty Director for the School of Medicine Office of Community Engagement and the Stanford Cancer Institute Community Outreach and Engagement Program


Lisa Goldman Rosas, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford School of Medicine. An epidemiologist by training, Dr. Goldman Rosas’ research focuses on addressing disparities in chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and cancer among racial/ethnic minority families. This research features rigorous quantitative and qualitative methodologies, participatory qualitative approaches, and shared leadership with patient and community partners. She is passionate about integrating patients, caregivers, community organizations, and other key stakeholders in the research process in order to affect the greatest improvements in health and well-being. As a reflection of this passion, Dr. Goldman Rosas serves as the Faculty Director for the School of Medicine Office of Community Engagement and the Stanford Cancer Institute Community Outreach and Engagement Program. In these roles, she supports other faculty and patient and community partners to develop sustainable and meaningful partnerships to support transformative research. In addition to research, she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has a special focus on increasing diversity in biomedical research.


Kari Nadeau, MD, PHD
Nadissy Foundation Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University


Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, is the Nadissy Foundation Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. She holds high level leadership roles in academia and various prestigious organizations. She has authored or co-authored more than 290 original papers. Her laboratory focuses on allergy and asthma and most recently the study of COVID-19. Her work has been recognized with numerous grants and awards. She enjoys mentoring students, scientists, and faculty. Dr. Nadeau is deeply committed to helping the underserved, global climate change, and global health for women.

Violet Saena
Executive Director, Climate Reslient Communities


Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth System Science and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University


Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, PhD, MA,  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth System Science and Center Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. Her research focuses on applying behavioral decision research methods to address challenges associated with global environmental change. Dr. Wong-Parodi uses behavioral decision science approaches to create evidence-based strategies for informed decision making, with a particular focus on building resilience and promoting sustainability in the face of a changing climate. She has a background in energy resources, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and risk perceptions of emerging technologies, such as unconventional shale gas development. Dr. Wong-Parodi is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University. She received her B.S. in Psychology at the University of California Berkeley, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Risk Perceptions and Communication from the University of California, Berkeley.

Wei-ting Chen, PhD, MA
Associate Director for Community Partnerships, Office of Community Engagement, Stanford Medicine


Wei-ting Chen, PhD, MA, is the Associate Director of Community Partnerships at the Office of Community Engagement. Her academic pursuits are driven by a desire to understand and address the consequences of social inequality, particularly in terms of health disparity. Prior to Stanford, Dr. Chen worked in California’s Cooperative Extension system as a field-based academic and oversaw the implementation of federally funded nutrition education programs in the Bay Area. She also led the evaluation of environmental education programs at UC Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay. Dr. Chen received her B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of California - Davis, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University as a Center for a Livable Future-Lerner Fellow.


Cati G. Brown-Johnson, PhD
Research Scientist, Implementation and Social Science, Stanford Medicine


Cati Brown-Johnson, PhD has 10+ years of experience in healthcare delivery, prevention medicine innovation, and research. A founding member of the Stanford Evaluation Sciences Unit, Cati She provides scientific direction for quality improvement and research focused on patient-provider communication, community engagement, and healthcare teams. She developed a new rapid assessment tool (the Lightning Report) based on implementation science principles that is being used nationwide. Applying transformation management principles to her team, Cati facilitated a strong team ethic during growth, enabling the national launch of PPE Portraits in response to COVID (project coverage in Smithsonian Magazine, featured on the Rachel Maddow Show). A true believer in the value of Learning Healthcare Systems and the power of words to heal, Cati stays curious and keeps a learner mindset in order to better bring equity and justice to healthcare.

Italo M. Brown, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician and Clinical Instructor in Social Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital


Italo M. Brown, MD MPH (Morehouse College '06, Boston University '08, Meharry Medical College '15) is an Emergency Medicine physician and Clinical Instructor in Social Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. Throughout his career, Italo has been at the frontlines of social medicine and health equity. He is a former board member of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, an organization that spearheads statewide advocacy efforts in support of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare/Medicaid Reform. Italo trained at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, two Bronx Hospitals ranked among the top 20 busiest ERs in the country. In 2017, the National Minority Quality Forum named Italo among the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. An avid writer, Italo served with the ABC News Medical Unit, and has contributed health & wellness pieces to GQ, The Washington Post, JAMA, and The Root. He also nurtures a passion for pipeline development, working as a mentor with Tour for Diversity in Medicine. His latest role as Chief Impact Officer of TRAP Medicine, a Barbershop-based wellness initiative based in California, focuses on strategic partnerships, community outreach, and advocacy.

Felipe De Jesus Perez, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor who is board-certified as an Anesthesiologist and as a Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Stanford Medicine


Felipe Perez, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. His parents emigrated from Mexico and was raised in an immigrant working class neighborhood of Long Beach, CA. After his Bachelors from Stanford, he created public health policies at the local, state, and national levels of government. He worked for then California State Senator Alex Padilla, on laws such as requiring restaurants to post caloric information. He returned to Stanford for his M.D. and stayed for residency, pediatric anesthesiology fellowship, and started as faculty in 2019. He currently Chairs the Legislative Affairs Committee for the state society of anesthesiologists. He is involved with leading diversity efforts locally and nationally. He co-chairs the Anesthesiology Diversity Council for his department, conducts health disparity research, and is a steering committee member of Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD). He enjoys salsa dancing with his wife and raising his 11-month-old daughter.

Amy Lu, MD, MPH
Associate Chief Quality Officer & Vice Chair, Quality, Safety and Improvement, SHC


Dr. Amy Lu co-chairs the Stanford Medicine Health Equity (SMHE) Committee with Dr. Bonnie Maldonado. SMHE has multidisciplinary interprofessional representation with the goals of building a culture of health equity through improving community engagement, clinical and quality outcomes, and patient recruitment.  Dr. Lu is passionate about health equity and social justice, and she works in the care delivery system at Stanford Medicine to reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations. She is the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Stanford Health Care and the Vice Chair of Quality, Safety and Improvement in the department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford. Dr. Amy Lu's work is focused clinical redesign and pathways across the continuum of care that are high-value and patient-centered.

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA
Senior Associate Dean Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford Medicine


Taube Professor of Global Health and Infectious Diseases | Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity | Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Population Health | Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases | Director, Global Child Health, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, | Attending Physician and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at the Stanford School of Medicine.  Dr. Maldonado attended Stanford University School of Medicine.  She was a Pediatric resident and fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Maldonado then served in the Public Health Service in the Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she was awarded the Alexander D. Langmuir Prize, named in honor of the founder of the EIS Program. She has led a number of NIH, CDC, USAID, Gates Foundation and WHO funded domestic and international pediatric vaccine studies, as well as studies in prevention and treatment of perinatal HIV infection in the US, India, Mexico and Africa.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic she has over 10 clinical, epidemiology and laboratory-based studies in this area and is involved in epidemiologic modeling at the University, state and national level.  She is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the American Public Health Association.  She is a member of the Board of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, a liaison to the USPHS Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and previously a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Office of Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Dr. Maldonado has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and is co-editor of the textbooks “Remington and Klein Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant” and “Report of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book)”.

Stanford Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity