LaMisha Hill, PhD named Vice Chair for Equity, Inclusion & Structural Change
LaMisha Hill, PhD, will become the inaugural Vice Chair for Equity, Inclusion, and Structural Change for the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences starting November 1, 2022.
Dr. Hill studied psychology and philosophy as an undergraduate and earned a master’s degree in Counseling, Family & Human Services. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of Oregon and a post-doctoral fellowship in Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and is a licensed psychologist.
In 2014 Dr. Hill joined UCSF as Director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), with the Office of Diversity and Outreach (ODO). As Director, she led Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) educational efforts, oversaw programming of the MRC, and emerged as a highly requested facilitator and DEI trainer providing workshops on unconscious bias and best practices within recruitment and hiring settings. Additionally, Dr. Hill serves as Chair of the Black Caucus, UCSF’s first official affinity group founded in 1968.
What began as a collaboration on a Grand Rounds diversity series in 2018 developed into an Adjunct Faculty appointment to our Department in 2019. Subsequently, Dr. Hill assumed the role as Interim Associate Chair for Equity, Inclusion, and Structural Change where she provided support for our Diversity Committee, co-led the Leadership Council racial affinity group pilot, and offered consultation to the Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative.
In Dr. Hill’s own words:
“I welcome the opportunity to continue our partnership in fostering a climate of inclusion within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. While advancing diversity requires sustained collective action, I applaud the strategic vision of Department leadership and the many voices that supported the creation of this role. The Vice Chair of Equity, Inclusion, and Structural Change role is integral in achieving the Department’s mission across the pillars of health equity, workforce development, and community transformation.”
Dr. Hill previously served as Interim Associate Chair (2020-21), and we are thrilled that she will continue to guide our Department’s efforts to create a truly equitable environment for our faculty, staff, and learners.