Jose Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP

Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health

 

José E. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP currently serves as interim Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, is a professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and a Family Medicine practitioner at the Redwood Health Center. While at the University of Utah, Dr. Rodríguez has taken a strong role in advancing the institutional goals for health equity and inclusion. Within his department, he has served on the diversity committee, as well as various recruitment committees supporting focused recruitment of underrepresented ethnic and racial minority (URM) faculty and residents. He has represented the university presenting at national conferences on our work and his research on diversity initiatives. Prior to his appointment at the University of Utah, Dr. Rodríguez served as the co‐chair of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion and the co‐director for the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine. His academic achievements include publishing several articles on the importance of URMs in academic medicine.