Diana Carvajal is a practicing family physician and health services researcher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she is also the RHEDI director, focusing on teaching the integration of full spectrum, patient-centered SRH including abortion care. In her research, Diana works to address reproductive health inequities for the most marginalized communities and employs lenses of Reproductive Justice and Intersectionality to understand how clinicians can best support and communicate with patients about reproductive health. She works with the RHEDI team to develop and implement methods and programs to diversify the Family Medicine abortion provider workforce as a means to begin to address health inequity.
Ian is a medical educator and academic editor who has managed RHEDI’s curriculum design and communications strategy since 2017. His work is focused on interactive learning tools that support patient autonomy and address reproductive injustice and structural inequity in medicine. He also supports RHEDI’s training, research, and DEIA programming. He received a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in health reporting and medical ethics. He is coauthor, with Ronald Munson, of the medical ethics textbook Intervention and Reflection: Basic Issues in Bioethics, 10th edition.
Aleza has worked with RHEDI on Research and Evaluation since 2013. Her work centers on examining the effects of routine opt-in abortion training in family medicine, both during residency and after residency graduation. In addition, Aleza’s research has focused on exploring patient and provider perspectives on the integration of abortion and other sexual and reproductive health services into primary care. She particularly enjoys leveraging research and evaluation data to think strategically about how to support and grow RHEDI’s work. Aleza holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.
Kentra is a social entrepreneur working in the service of essential missions. With more than a decade of experience in data and web management, they focus on the maintenance and deployment of RHEDI’s new website as well as supporting the team’s communications efforts. Kentra is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s cognitive science undergraduate program.