As associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, health sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh, Paula K. Davis, MA, coordinates the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff in the health sciences schools. In addition, her office aims to increase engagement among all health sciences stakeholders through a number of initiatives that examine the intersection of health sciences, racism, and marginalized populations.
At the School of Medicine, she has served as assistant dean for admissions and financial aid, for student affairs, and director of diversity programs. Paula has worked in a variety of student-support fields, including academic advising, admissions, alumni relations, and financial aid and has worked with pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.
Paula has deep experience personally and professionally in issues across DEIA and leadership development. As an educator, she is a thought leader on cultural competence, creating inclusive environments, and eliminating structural and implicit bias.
Paula holds a B.A in English and M.A in communications at the University of Pittsburgh.