Biography

Associate Dean for Admissions; Professor

Clinical Science

Dr. Lindia Willies-Jacobo joined Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine as Associate Dean for Admissions from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine where she served as Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Community Partnerships, and Director of the Program in Medical Education-Health Equity (PRIME-HEq). Her scholarly interests are in the areas of healthcare workforce diversity, cultural competence in the practice of medicine, advocacy for underserved populations, and combating health inequities. These are reflected in her written work as well as her extensive contributions to medical education and the medical community. Dr. Willies-Jacobo has instructed and directed a variety of courses; presented lectures; mentored students, residents and faculty; and served on a wide range of committees. She is Principal Investigator on two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants, which are focused on developing a diverse healthcare workforce. She serves as an ad hoc journal reviewer for both Academic Medicine and Pediatrics and is the Western Regional Representative for the Association of American Medical Colleges Group Student Affairs Committee on Student Diversity Affairs.

A headshot of Lindia J. Willies-Jacobo, MD