Who we are

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) oversees the diversity of students, faculty, and staff at Wayne State University School of Medicine. The DEI staff innovatively promotes the recruitment and retention of those who exemplify the diversity of our global community, with a particular interest on those who are underrepresented in medicine. The goal is to create a rich and diverse medical school environment, which is a critical component of urban clinical excellence.

Our pipeline programs include events and activities that promote outreach at the K-12 school level, facilitate pre-medical advising at the undergraduate level, provide local, regional, and national recruitment to support medical school admissions.


Anil Aranha
Associate Director, Academic
Jason Brooks
University Counselor II
Joseph Dunbar
Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Deborah Holland
Premedical Advisor
Dedra Seay-Scatliffe
Administrative Assistant
Joseph Weertz
K-20 Educational Outreach Coordinator