As interim deputy dean for diversity and inclusion she serves as chief diversity officer for the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and, with key stakeholders, will develop a sustainable plan for implementation of clear college-wide policies and strategies pertaining to diversity and inclusion.
In that regard, she will establish programs and metrics that reflect outcomes that meet the college’s diversity-and-inclusion vision, develop and implement initiatives focused on building cultural competence and dialogue and identify ways to more effectively sustain an environment that is inclusive and productive for all students, trainees, faculty and staff in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and beyond.
Dr. Murrain received her DO from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (now Western University) in Pomona, Calif. Special areas of interest include diversity, community medicine, maternal-fetal medicine and community engagement. Dr. Murrain is fluent in Spanish and is a strong advocate for the provision of health care to the underserved.
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