SPH student wins national honor for excellence through diversity

January 26, 2018 • Uncategorized

By Sally Crocker

Carolyn-BradleyUNTHSC DrPH student Carolyn Bradley-Guidry, MPAS, PA-C, CPH has built a portfolio of service and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. She serves as Assistant Professor in the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies.

Her passion for this work culminated in her appointment as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the UTSW PA program in 2015.

Her success in this role resulted in recognition at the 2017 annual Physician Assistant Education Association Education Forum in Denver, where the program was awarded the Diversity Through Excellence Award.

One of the many contributions to the UTSW PA program was the development of the program’s vision statement “to become a destination PA program for disadvantaged and underrepresented faculty, staff and students, while achieving and maintaining excellent outcome measures.”

Achievements such as these, in conjunction with her passion and vision for a diverse healthcare workforce and healthcare equity, provided the foundation for her recent promotion to Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the entire UTSW School of Health Professions.

In this new role, Bradley-Guidry’s efforts will focus on increasing diversity and inclusion among the faculty, staff and students in all six of the educational programs housed within the UTSW School of Health Professions – Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Radiation Therapy and Prosthetics/Orthotics.

Bradley-Guidry credits her educational training in the DrPH program with enhancing her leadership and advocacy skills.

She plans to complete her DrPH degree from the UNTHSC School of Public Health in 2019.