Meet our team!
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
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts
Residency: MetroWest Medical Center
Medical School: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Medical School
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 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
Lia, a native to Barranquilla, Colombia, but grew up in Ogden, Utah. Soon after graduating high school, she moved to Texas to attend college and to sample some of the best BBQ in the country. Lia has earned a associate's degree in General Studies from Central Texas College. She intends to continue her education in communications at the University of Utah. Lia worked for the Killeen Independent School District in Texas, where she was passionate about dealing with students with special needs, behavior assistance, and general education students. She enjoyed teaching and providing help to her students; she specialized in Behavioral managment and encouraged her students to complete their education. She strongly believes that a more beautiful world is created through diversity of people, philosophy, culture, and experience. Lia enjoys traveling, spending time with her threee dogs, and being an avid thrifter.
Donna Eldridge, MSW
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.
Rawad Farhat, MD, MSPH
Title: Associate Director
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.
Title: Program Coordinator
Jacey was born and raised in San Diego, California but has recently found a cozy new home in Utah at the beginning of 2022. In 2018, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State University. In Spring of 2022, she will complete her Master’s Degree in Public Administration through the University of Phoenix. As an artist and activist, Jacey is passionate about creating safe spaces for underrepresented communities while encouraging dialogue and actions which lead to social impact. In particular she is passionate about working with policies or programs that advocate equitable opportunities for children and young adults. A mixed-race woman of color, and a member of the LBGTQ+ community, she firmly believes in intersectionality and the empowerment of identity and culture. As a Program Coordinator, she will work collaboratively in program development, improvement, and marketing to advance a comprehensive and successful approach to student engagement and program implementation. Her role will center around cultivating a more inclusive environment which praises diversity and uplifts students and staff.