Leadership & Staff

Associate Dean

Paloma F. Cariello, MD, MPH

Paloma F Cariello, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a clinical educator who graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2003 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of Massachusetts in 2013. Dr. Cariello’s clin... Read More

Specialties: Infectious Diseases, Solid and Bone Marrow Transplant, Solid and Bone Marrow Transplant

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship: University of Massachusetts

Residency: MetroWest Medical Center

Medical School: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Medical School

Email: paloma.cariello@hsc.utah.edu

Assistant Dean

Line Kemeyou, MD

Dr. Line Kemeyou received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) in Dallas.  She then completed her training in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (UTSW) and the University of Florida, respectively. She continued her training with a... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardioversion, Heart Failure, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Heart Transplant, Heart Transplant, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency: Parkland Health & Hospital System

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Email: line.kemeyou@hsc.utah.edu

Administrative Assistant

New Team Member Coming!

New Team Member Coming!

After an extensive search the office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has recently hired a new Administrative Assistant. Photo and profile coming soon. 

 

Program Managers

Donna Eldridge, MSW

Donna Eldridge, MSW

Title:  Program Manager/ Tribal Outreach

Donna is a member of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. In 2012, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. In 2013, she received her Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Donna is interested in championing social justice issues and advocating for underrepresented populations. As a Program Manager in the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion she works on educational outreach for K-12 students. Her programs are designed to stimulate student learning, create an interest in science, and expose students to medicine and related fields to ultimately create a gateway to higher education.

Email:  donna.eldridge@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-587-3525

Rawad Farhat, MD, MSPH

Rawad Farhat, MD, MSPH

Title:  Program Manager/ Anti Racism Task Force

Rawad is originally from Lebanon, received her Medical Degree from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. She completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at the American University of Beirut. She will graduate with a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Utah in Summer 2021.Dr. Rawad worked as a case investigator for the University of Utah Department of Family Preventive Medicine and the Utah Department of Health, providing health care education and implementing health assessment protocols at local healthcare facilitators. She's also worked with the Utah Department of Health, conducting needs assessments on health equity resources, coordinating implicit bias sessions, and creating communication plans. As a Program Manager, her role is to ensure a supportive and inclusive environment at the University of Utah School of Medicine and manage to implement recommendations from the Anti-Racism Commission and other inclusion programs and diversity initiatives.

Email:  Rawad.Farhat@hsc.utah.edu

Chris Harris, MBA

Chris Harris, MBA

Title:  Program Manager/ Community Outreach

Chris grew up in Aurora, Colorado. In 2014, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Park University and in 2016, received his Master Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. Growing up in a diverse community and experiencing the disparities among social classes and ethnic groups first hand Chris is deeply committed to social justice issues and advocating for underrepresented populations. As a Program Manager his time is spent in the community working on and promoting educational outreach programs for K-12 students advocating for and encouraging higher education. His programs are designed to stimulate student learning, create an interest in science, and expose students to medicine and related fields while providing a mentored pathway to higher education.

Email:  chris.harris@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-3724

Contact Us

By email: somdiversity@hsc.utah.edu

By phone: 801-587-7672