Renee Chapman Navarro, PharmD, MD, professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care, was appointed as the University of California, San Francisco’s inaugural Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach in 2010. Her responsibility includes leading the DEI strategy development, planning and program implementation across all mission areas and for all members of the campus and health center. Current initiatives include leading the UCSF Action Collaborative to address gender harassment and sexual misconduct as well as a new strategic Institutional Anti-racism initiative.
Navarro is a nationally recognized faculty leader and educator with a career that has also included health system and academic leadership responsibilities. She served as a member of the White House Fellowship selection committee, NIH Advisory Group to the Director’s working group on diversity, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Professional Diversity and the ASA Professional Issues Education Committee. She is the founding Chair of the Group on Women in Medicine and Science for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and is the immediate past chair of the AAMC’s Group on Diversity and Inclusion.
Her impact on health equity and service has also been recognized by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown’s Proclamation of J. Renee Navarro Day in San Francisco.
She received her Pharm D from the University of the Pacific and her MD from the University of California San Francisco.
2022 – 2025