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David Acosta
UC Davis ADVANCE CAMPOS Initiative Ex-Officio Committee Member, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer for the UC Davis Health System (UCDHS)

David Acosta, M.D. is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Chief Diversity Officer for the UC Davis Health System (UCDHS). He is a Clinical Professor in the Health Sciences, Board-Certified in Family Medicine, and completed his medical education and residency training at UC Irvine and UC San Francisco. His extensive work experience spans the pipeline continuum working with URM pre-health students to faculty, and includes holding leadership positions in rural community health centers, residency and fellowship programs, diversity affairs and admissions. His teaching focuses on cultural competency and Hispanic health.

He’s been the Principal Investigator for a number of grants (NIH, HRSA, RWJF) building pipeline programs for URM students interested in health careers. He is the Immediate Past Chair, AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion, and served on the AAMC MR5 Advisory Committee responsible for the 2015 MCAT. He now serves on the AAMC Holistic Review Project Advisory Committee focusing on holistic admissions. He was recently elected treasurer of the Executive Board for the Hispanic Serving Health Profession Schools organization.

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