David Acosta, previously chief diversity officer at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been named associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UC Davis Health System.
Beginning July 8, Acosta will lead diversity activities across all health-system operations, including the School of Medicine, the Moore School of Nursing, Medical Center and physician practice group.
At the University of Washington’s medical school, he developed a rural health fellowship program, the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Cultural Proficiency in Medical Education and a certification program for medical students interested in working with Hispanic communities, according to a news release.
He also co-authored the school’s diversity strategic plan and founded the Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Acosta earned his medical degree from UC Irvine and his undergraduate degree in biology from Loyola University in Los Angeles. He completed his residency training at Community Hospital of Sonoma County and a faculty development fellowship in Washington’s department of family medicine.