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Esther Choo, md, mph

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Choo is a nationally recognized expert in gender bias in medicine, lecturing frequently on this topic and writing on discrimination and women's careers for both the popular press and the scientific community. She is a funded researcher and brings significant experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis. She has served as President of the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine and a Senior Advisory Board member for FeminEM.org.


Jane van dis, md

Medical Director, OB Hospitalist Group

Dr. van Dis is an expert in gender equity in the workplace. She established the Working Group on Gender in the Physician Workplace, a national network which amasses data on gender-based disparities in healthcare and solutions to these disparities. She is currently Medical Adviser to two technology-based women's health start-up companies. She is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Section Chair for District IX of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Board Member of the Society of OB Hospitalists.