The Understanding Systemic Racism team is made up of faculty, staff and fellows from across Washington University School of Medicine, representing our missions in education, patient care and research.


Erin Stampp, MPP (Chair)

Director, Programming and Professional Development
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Joel Dalton, MA

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student & Alumni Affairs
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences


Audrey Coolman

Audrey Coolman, MPH

Community Engagement and Health Equity Lead
Office of Education


Gmerice Hammond, MD, MPH

Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Faculty Leader, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Rosie Jones, MPPA

Coordinator of Diversity and Student Affairs
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences


Valerie Joyner, BA

Program Coordinator
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Joseph Pangelinan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Director of Cultural Awareness & Diversity
Department of Medicine


Jessica Pittman, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology
Associate Program Director-Diversity and Inclusion, Pediatric Residency Program
DEI Faculty Leader, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Kaytlin Reedy–Rogier, MSW

Co-Lead, Community Engagement
Instructor, Division of General Medicine
Pipeline to Compassionate Care Program Coordinator, St. Louis Integrated Health Network


John H. Russell, PhD

Professor, Developmental Biology
Faculty Advisor to Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


Sherree A. Wilson, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor and Associate Dean
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion