Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship


Kendall Campbell, MD

Kendall M. Campbell, MD

East Carolina University (ECU) Brody School of Medicine

Kendall M. Campbell, MD, a tenured Associate Professor of Family Medicine, is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Research Group for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine at the East Carolina University (ECU) Brody School of Medicine. Brody has received recognition from the American Academy of Family Physicians for leading the nation in the percentage of Brody graduates going into primary care.


Dr. Campbell came to ECU from Florida State University College of Medicine, where he Co-founded and Co-Directed the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine with Dr. José E. Rodríguez. Dr. Campbell has over 65 publications and is nationally recognized for his work promoting the advancement of underrepresented minorities in medicine. He was sponsored by the American Board of Family Medicine to be a 2014-2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and is a member of the NAM Roundtable on Health Equity.

Judy Washington, MD

Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Washington is an associate director and Women's Health Coordinator for Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program and supervises residents in the Health Start OB Clinic. She also co-chairs the Clinical Competency Committee and the Research and Scholarly Activities Committees. She began her academic career as faculty at the East Tennessee State-James Quillen School of Medicine as an assistant professor and residency program faculty at the Chattanooga-Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She was an assistant professor at the UMDNJ-NJ Medical School (now Rutgers School of Health Science) Family Medicine Department, associate director of medical student education, and the family medicine clerkship director.


She was the chair of the STFM Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Initiative for two years and is presently serving as president of the STFM Foundation and member of the Board of Directors.  She is working with the URM Faculty Mentoring Program and the URM Oversight Committee, which convened to guide the progress of the URM Initiative work.

José Rodriguez, MD

University of Utah

José E. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP, serves as Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), is a professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and Associate Medical Director at the Redwood Health Center.

As AVP, Dr. Rodríguez has worked with teams across health sciences to increase the actions taken in EDI throughout University of Utah Health. Scholarship has taken a central role in his office, and multiple manuscripts have been published highlighting the excellent EDI work happening in the Health Sciences Campus. He has served on the diversity committee & recruitment committees focused on URM faculty and residents, and has presented at national conferences on this 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.