Michelle van Ryn, PhD, Professor, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine Executive Director Partners in Equity & Inclusion
Michelle van Ryn, PhD, MPH. Founder & Lead Scientist
Michelle van Ryn, PhD, is the Founder and President of the Institute for Equity and Inclusion Sciences, a public benefit corporation whose mission is to translate the best current evidence into practical and effective approaches for achieving true equity, and deep diversity and inclusion. She is currently holds the Grace Phelps Distinguished Endowed Professorship at the Oregon Health…
John Dovidio, PhD Lead Scientific Adviser
My work focuses on factors that support or undermine organizations' and groups' ability to achieve their inclusion, diversity and equity goals. I have deep expertise on both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group categories such as race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. I…
Julia (Jules) Przedworski. Director of Intervention and Evaluation
As the Research and Evaluation Specialist at PEI, I believe in leveraging the unique strengths of organizational partners to achieve their goals of real equity and full inclusion for their members and the people they serve. Whether through tailored climate assessments or evidence-driven trainings and workshops, I am passionate about partnering with providers, administrators, and…
Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, Speaker & Consultant
Dr. Cunningham uses mixed methods to examine factors at both the provider and organizational levels that impede or facilitate efforts to address health equity, including how health care workers make sense of race and frame the causes of and solutions to racial disparities in health and health care. She teaches a course on race to…
Sean M Phelan, PhD
Sean Phelan, PhD, MPH Speaker & Consultant

Sean Phelan, PhD, is a national expert on effect of weight stigma on treatment of patients who are overweight or obese and on the experiences of obese health care providers. He has deep knowledge of, and cares deeply about, the influence of stigma, stereotype threat, microaggression & biases on both organizational members and on the…

Sylvia Perry, PhD. Speaker & Consultant
Sylvia Perry, PhD has expertise in the effects of personal (conscious and unconscious) and systemic bias on the health and wellbeing of racial minorities; and the development and implications of racial bias awareness. She continues to conduct research on the positive and negative consequences of holding racial bias awareness, reducing anxiety within interracial interactions, and…
Fred Wills, MPA. Consultant
Fred has deep experience in diversity and inclusion leadership, health equity, capacity-building and organizational development with leading healthcare organizations, Mayo Clinic and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Having held leadership positions with preeminent organizations, his focus was on identifying and implementing new ways to improve how they serve their diverse stakeholders and doing it before "diversity and…
Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH. Speaker & Consultant

Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH is an expert in the way racism (e.g. implicit bias, explicit bias, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, colorblind ideology, institutional/systemic racism and the white racial frame) leads to inequalities in health care delivery. She has two interrelated areas of interest and expertise: 1) The impact of racism in all its manifestations  (implicit bias,…