Unconscious Bias Training Facilitators

Vanderbilt University Medical Center's unconscious bias trainers deliver workshops to colleagues that explore how unconscious biases develop, how they influence perceptions and decision making and how to mitigate these effects.

One of VUMC's four Strategic Directions is to make Diversity and Inclusion Intentional. Socioeconomic, racial and gender disparities in access to health care are growing. To counter, VUMC must become more diverse and more representative of the patients it takes care of, and more intentional in its efforts for inclusion.

Unconscious bias training will help VUMC combat bias to deliver the best care for all patients.

Amita Bey, Ed.D., MPH
Associate Director, Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE)

Andrea Birch, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Stephanie Brodtrick, Ph.D., MBA
Principal Consultant, Leadership and Organization Development

Hope Collins, MPA 
Director, Interpreter Services

Julie Damp, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program

John Girdler
Learning Consultant
Learning and Development/ Financial Training

Kevin Grimes
Program Manager
Nursing Administration, Shared Governance

Robert Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education
Director, Residency Training Program

Billy Hudson, Ph.D.
Elliot V. Newman Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Center for Matrix Biology

April Kapu, DNP, R.N., ACNP-BC, FAANP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Associate Nursing Officer Advanced Practice
Director, Office of Advanced Practice

Stephanie Keene, M.S.
Sr. Program Manager New Clinician Orientation, Administrative Fellows Program and eStar Training Logistics | VMG Learning/eStar Training and Delivery| Human Resources

Ryzell McKinney, Ed.D.
Patient Access Services
Director, Access Technology

Kevin Mitchell, Jr., M.D., Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Jay Morrison, Jr., MSN, R.N., CPPS
Sr. Associate, Nursing

Amy Owen Nieberding, Ph.D.
Director, Leadership and Organization Development

Joseph Qualls, B.S., M.Ed. 
Senior Learning Consultant, Learning and Development

Charles Rush, M.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH
Professor of Radiology, Emerita

Kyla Terhune, M.D.
Vice Chair for Education, Section of Surgical Sciences
Associate Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director, General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Section Chief, General Surgery, VA Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Health System

Johnny Woodard, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Education Specialist, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health

Cammie Davenport Woodle
Employee Relations Consultant

Del Ray Zimmerman
Director, Office for Diversity Affairs and LGBTQ Health

Arie L. Nettles, Ph.D., NCSP, HSP
Senior Training Leader
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, OIHE