Vanderbilt Radiology Health Equity

Vanderbilt Radiology Health Equity serves as a catalyst to promote equitable care in and beyond the radiology community. We encourage collaborative approaches to achieving health equity, and promote innovative research to address health inequities. 

Our Mission

To strengthen and amplify health equity efforts through learning, research and collaborative partnerships.

Our Vision

To drive systematic change to achieve health equity.

Core Functions
  • Increase awareness of health equity principles
  • Generate interest amongst trainees in health equity
  • Foster research that addresses health disparities


Lucy Spalluto, M.D.

Lucy Spalluto, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Health Equity
Director, Women in Radiology
Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Alexis Paulson, MSN

Alexis Paulson, MSN
Associate Director, Health Equity


Matthew Walker, III, PhD

Matthew Walker III, PhD
Affiliate Director, Health Equity


Andrea Birch, MD

Andrea Birch, MD
Associate Director, Health Equity



Chirayu Shah, MD

Chirayu Shah, MD
Associate Director, Health Equity


Angelina Cords, MD

Angelina Cords, MD
Resident Liaison, Health Equity

Upcoming Events

  • TBA

Past Events

  • Dec. 4, 2020 - RSNA 2020 Annual Meeting: "Equity and Access to Imaging" (Presenter: Dr. Lucy Spalluto)
  • Dec. 2, 2020 - RSNA 2020 Annual Meeting: "A Call to Action in Health Equity: An Interactive Session on Health Disparities and Health Equity in Radiology" (Moderator: Dr. Lucy Spalluto)
  • RSNA 2020 Annual Meeting On-demand: "Principles of Patient-centered Care (Presenter: Dr. Lucy Spalluto)
  • Nov. 11, 2020 - Pearls of Knowledge: Panel Discussion on the Intersections of Breast Cancer Screening, Lung Cancer and Tobacco Use (More Info)