Rodney G. Hood, MD, FACP
President, Multicultural Health Foundation
Medical Director, Careview Health Center/San Ysidro Health a FQHC Served as the 101st President of the National Medical Association
Over the past 30 years Dr. Hood has researched and lectured extensively on the historic aspects of race, ethnicity, genetics, and racism in medicine and the impact on today’s health inequities. He currently serves on several foundation boards that are focused on solutions to eliminate health inequities. He is the president of the Multicultural Health Foundation in San Diego, serves on the board of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation which is a philanthropic foundation financially supporting non-profit organizations serving underserved communities in Imperial and San Diego Counties, past chair of the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute, serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and was appointed by the mayor of the City of San Diego to chair the San Diego Gang Commission for Prevention and Intervention focused on instituting trauma informed principles with law enforcement agencies for at risk youth.
Michael Kalichman, Ph.D.
Director, Research Ethics Program
University of California San Diego
Dr. Kalichman, trained in engineering and neuropharmacology, has taught research ethics since 1990. He is founding director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program (since 1997) and co-founding director for the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology (since 2004). He has taught train-the-trainer, research ethics workshops throughout the world, and has helped to create an Asia Pacific Research Integrity Network. His research focus is the goals, content, and methods for teaching research ethics.