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.